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Vaccine rollout details

Ontario will move to Step One of the Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021.  The province-wide Emergency Brake and enhanced public health shutdown measures remain in effect until Ontario enters Step 1. Workplace shutdown details.

Public Health is the lead in all outbreaks and case management. Public Health will contact you if you have had close contact with someone who has COVID-19, based on a thorough risk assessment completed only by Public Health.

Benefits of a Smoke-Free Workplace 

 

For Employees For Employers
A smoke-free environment creates a safe & healthy workplace. A smoke-free environment creates a safe & healthy workplace.
The employer shows interest in the health of employees and their families through policy-development and efforts to address the effects of smoking on employee’s health. Direct health care costs to the employer may be reduced.
Workers bothered by smoke will not be exposed to it at the workplace. Maintenance costs will be reduced when smoke, matches, and cigarette butts are eliminated at workplaces.
Smokers appreciate policies regarding smoking at the workplace. It may be possible to negotiate lower life, health, and disability coverage if employee smoking is reduced.
A clearly defined process is in place for dealing with smoking in the workplace. The risk of fires & renovations is lower.
May encourage and motivate employees to quit or reduce cigarette consumption. Complies with local by-laws and legislation.
Employees who do not smoke take fewer sick days, go on disability less often, and are less likely to retire early because of poor health. Better corporate image.
 

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