As part of Ontario’s expansion of its “Stay Safe All Day” workplace inspection campaign, Provincial offences officers will be visiting businesses and a variety of workplaces across Halton between Tuesday, February 2 and Friday, February 5, 2021. The primary focus of the blitz is to educate employers and staff on the latest guidance to prevent COVID-19 in the workplace and how to stay safe. Provincial offences officers will also be ready to issue tickets to businesses and patrons who are not in compliance with measures set out in the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act and the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.
The campaign will target a variety of workplaces that are allowed to be open during the provincial shutdown, including:
- retail establishments;
- restaurants providing take-out;
- essential service-sector establishments;
- warehouse and storage facilities;
- agricultural operations and food production facilities; and
- construction and manufacturing operations.
Provincial offences officers will be conducting workplace inspections in areas with higher risks for transmission, such as break rooms and will be educating employers and workers on safe behaviours before, during and after work. Please make sure your business is adhering to capacity limits, has a safety plan visible and is ensuring that both employees and customers are wearing a mask or face covering in indoor areas and can physically distance.
Town of Halton Hills municipal by-law officers, Halton’s team of public health inspectors, and Halton Regional Police Service officers will continue to educate business owners and operators on current public health measures and direction and issue tickets to businesses where necessary.
For information on Ontario’s workplace inspection blitz, please read the Province’s January 29 news release.
If you have any questions about enforcement or public health guidance for businesses, please email email@example.com or call 311.
For more information on COVID-19 resources and supports available to businesses, please visit the COVID-19 Business Supports page.