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PHO order requires employers to re-activate COVID-19 Safety Plans

On January 7, 2022, the provincial health officer announced an order requiring employers to re-activate their COVID 19 safety plans. Learn more.


Providing home care can present additional health and safety challenges, as most homes were never intended or designed to be workplaces. The three most common causes of work-related injuries are overexertion; slips, trips, and falls; and motor vehicle incidents. Home care workers may also be exposed to infectious diseases and violent behaviour.