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CCOHS makes courses and publications available to help workplaces during COVID-19 pandemic

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The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has made selected courses and publications freely available to help support workplaces in their efforts to protect the health, safety and well-being of their employees during the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

CCOHS reminds workplaces that are still operating to promote frequent handwashing and healthy hygiene practices such as physical distancing to help prevent the spread of infection and to put plans in place that describe how they will continue to function during or after the pandemic. This includes planning how key services or products can be continued, and the recovery of key business and systems.

During the pandemic, CCOHS is making the following courses and publications available for free as well as other credible resources available on their Flu and Infectious Disease Outbreak website and the Pandemics topic page on the CCOHS website:


Pandemic Planning

Mental Health: Health and Wellness Strategies

Mental Health: Signs, Symptoms and Solutions

Mental Health: Psychologically Healthy Workplaces

Mental Health: Communication Strategies

Musculoskeletal Disorders Prevention

Office Ergonomics

Pandemic Awareness

Mental Health: Awareness

Musculoskeletal Disorders Awareness

Publications (PDF free download)

Emergency Response Planning Guide


"In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, workplaces thrust into unfamiliar circumstances and facing the challenges that come with managing a remote workforce are turning to CCOHS for guidance. In addition to having contingency plans in place to help them function, we can't stress enough the importance of maintaining close communication within the organization. Reach out frequently to employees who become ill or are in quarantine. Have regular contact with those who are working from home to monitor their well-being, let them know you care and help with any feelings of isolation they made have. If you have the technology, video chats are a great way to keep an active connection going."

  • Anne Tennier, President and Chief Executive Officer at the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

"We hope that the courses and publications that we have made publicly available can help prevent ergonomic injuries and maintain positive mental health amongst those who are working through this unprecedented time in history."

  • Anne Tennier, President and Chief Executive Officer at the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

Associated Links

Routine Practices Fact Sheet

Good Hygiene Practices - Reducing the Spread of Infections and Viruses Fact Sheet

Hand Washing: Reducing the Risk of Common Infections Fact Sheet

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