COVID-19 Worksafe Regulations for Retailers

WorkSafe BC has compiled recommendations for retailers to protect workers and the public during the COVID-19 crisis. The recommendations provide clarity on what the employer can do to promote disinfection and physical distancing in their stores.

The recommendations are detailed and comprehensive. Here are some of the highlights for UFCW 1518 members:

Controlling the risk of COVID-19 exposure
  • Employers must take all necessary precautions to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission and illness to themselves, workers, and others at the workplace.
  • Employers should follow the rules and recommendations set out by the BC Centre for Disease Control for food businesses.
Resolving concerns about unsafe work
  • Workers have the right to refuse work if they believe it presents an undue hazard.
  • Click here for information on how to refuse unsafe work.

Check out the rest of the recommendations here.

For more COVID-19 related information for UFCW 1518 members, go to our COVID-19 Resource Page.

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