COVID-19: Industry information - Phase 1
To help workers stay safe at work during the COVID-19 outbreak, we have developed health and safety protocols and information for industries that remained open in Phase 1 of BC’s Restart Plan.
COVID-19 safety plans
Every employer is required to have a COVID-19 safety plan that assesses the risk of exposure at their workplace and implements measures to keep their workers safe.
To help you develop your plan, this page provides information and resources on keeping workers safe in industries that have been providing essential services since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak. For additional information, also see:
- COVID-19 and returning to safe operation for information on developing a safety plan, including a template for a COVID-19 Safety Plan
- Our COVID-19 Safety Plan OHS Guideline, which includes information on the level of detail required and using supporting documentation
- Reviewing and updating your COVID-19 safety plan: A guide for employers, which will help you ensure your plan continues to be effective and functioning properly
WorkSafeBC will be reviewing plans of individual employers during their inspections of your workplace. Please be reminded that in accordance with the order of the provincial health officer, this plan must be posted at the worksite and posted to the website, if there is one. During a WorkSafeBC inspection, we will ask employers about the steps they have taken to protect their workers and to see their plan. To learn more, read Inspections during the COVID-19 pandemic.