Develop your COVID-19 workplace safety plan

How to develop a COVID-19 workplace safety plan

This guide explains what you should think about for a COVID-19 workplace safety plan and gives examples to help you develop a plan for your organization.

Download the template below to document how your organization will keep workers and other people safe at your workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contact Arcus to develop your Covid-19 Workplace Safety Plan. It is a quick, economical and effective plan that can be executed in a week and includes the following services:

  1. Complete the Covid-19 Workplace Safety Plan Template (see below)
  2. Develop customized safety protocols for your organization
  3. Develop a communication plan to educate employees and vendors about safety protocols
  4. Deploy the workplace safety plan

Compliance with the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and Canada Labour Code

The Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act requires employers to take reasonable precautions to protect employees.

Under the Canada Labour Code, the employer (represented by the manager/supervisor) is responsible for the occupational health and safety of their employees. As such, the employer has an obligation to investigate and report confirmed cases of COVID-19 in order to prevent the recurrence of exposure.

Covid-19 guide and template

Arcus has developed a guide and template to help leadership and HR teams to comply with the Act and use current public health and workplace H&S information to develop a plan and put controls into place to make the workplace safer.

Covid-19 is a significant corporate risk due to potential litigation arising from infections originating in the workplace.


1. Educate- Ensure all workers know how to be safe from exposure to COVID-19.

2. Screen- Develop a screening process for staff and visitors.

3. Control- Develop protocols to control the risk of transmission in the workplace.

Provide information  to ensure your employees and vendors know exactly what to do and what to expect.

This plan template will provide your organziation with a document that can be posted on your website or in your workplace.

The plan will act as a reference for employees and vendors who come into the workplace to ensure they comply with safe health related practices.

The COVID-19 pandemic is an evolving situation – review your plan regularly and make changes as required. Refer to the Ontario government’s COVID-19 website for up-to-date information.

Service coverage

The variety, breadth, and depth of the projects where Arcus can be a resource are made unique by each client’s specific needs. By providing a very small sample of projects we’ve completed, we can help you understand how and when to use our services. Visit the links below to find out more about a specific problem or opportunity you would like to address.

Below is a sample of the range of services that Arcus has provided to clients.

  • A survey of 2,350 consumers and 1,320 business leaders for feedback on sustainability trends
  • Architecting a multi-year change strategy for a Fortune 500 company
  • Mentoring a CEO on organizational change
  • Excellence transformation of a leading B2B services company
  • Creating a new sales deployment model for a healthcare company
  • Developing a position evaluation and compensation model for a professional medical association   
  • Improving services to customer segments by deepening their understanding of customer attitudes

“Arcus manages to consistently deliver tangible results on market research and strategy projects. They combine deep business expertise, powerful research capabilities, and innovative thinking to deliver substantial value.”

– Vice President, Nikon

Media Coverage

Arcus has been quoted extensively in media on a range of topics and can offer research studies, insights and ideas. Here are some examples from the Globe and Mail, CTV, Global TV and others.