COVID-19 Prevention Links

Follow these links for more workplace prevention tools and resources, provided by local, national, and international public health, workplace and industry safety organizations.

Testing

Asymptomatic testing is an important part of preventing and reducing the spread of COVID-19 and adds an extra layer of protection to prevent the spread of the virus in workplaces. Everyone is encouraged to get regular asymptomatic tests to do their part in protecting others.

Workplace COVID-19 screening program - The Government of Nova Scotia is offering COVID-19 screening (asymptomatic rapid testing) for all workplaces in Nova Scotia. 

It's important to remember, that even with screening, employees need to follow public health measures like watching for COVID-19 symptoms, social distancing, masks, frequent hand washing and use of personal protective equipment.

Masks

When worn properly, non-medical masks can reduce the risk of transmitting the COVID-19. 

Wearing a non-medical mask is required at private indoor workplaces (like offices or warehouses) in all common areas, places where there’s interaction with the public, areas with poor ventilation and areas where people can’t maintain a minimum physical distance of 2 metres (6 feet) from others.

Non-medical masks and face coverings: About - Government of Canada

How to wear a non-medical mask or face covering properly - Government of Canada

Staying safe while working from home

 

Are your employees working from home?

View or download our tip sheet on working safely at home. 

Our Office Ergonomics Resource Guide can help with organizing home work spaces to minimize hazards.


Mental Health

It’s important to get help if you or someone you know needs support for mental health, addiction or wellbeing. Resources, helplines, support groups, websites and counsellors are available to help you.

Mental health and wellbeing - Nova Scotia

COVID-19 and Mental Health @ Work

Canadian Mental Health Association of Nova Scotia's Wellness Resource Hub

Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Group - In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the CSA Group has made a selection of relevant standards available for no-fee view access through the online platform CSA Communities: COVID-19 Response Standards and Handbooks (Canadian Standards Association) 

More COVID-19 Workplace Safety and Prevention Resources

Respiratory Hazards safety guidelines 

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety (CCOHS) free online products and resources   

World Health Organization (WHO) Guidance for schools, workplaces and institutions

Association of Workers Compensation Boards of Canada – Tools from WCBs across Canada

  

If you have questions about workplace safety and applying Nova Scotia's public health directives in your workplace, contact:

NS Department of Labour and Advanced Education                                       
Occupational Health and Safety Division:
Toll-free: 1-800-952-2687 (24 hours)
Halifax Metro: 902-424-5400
E-mail: safetybranch@novascotia.ca