COVID-19 Health & Safety in Schools (2021-22)
The following document is intended for OSBCU members of the Joint Health and Safety Commitee (JHSC) or the Health and Safety Representative (HSR).
This document has two purposes:
- To evaluate and improve the measures and procedures in place to protect workers from exposure to COVID-19; and
- Ensure the School Board complies with their requirements under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and the regulations, Ministry of Education Reopening Guides and B-Memos, and Public Health Guidance.
To achieve these purposes, we have provided the following questions (non-exhaustive) to raise if you are meeting with School Board representatives at a JHSC meeting or with a health and safety inspector from the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. The questions raised are either new requirements or gaps in last year’s reopening plans.