COVID-19 Updates

AMHSA has compiled a variety of resources for our municipalities to use during this pandemic. 

NEW! - Canadian Parks and Recreation Association has compiled a series of documents and are sharing them for anyone who wishes to use them which might help answer some questions with your municipality. Just click here.

Online Training Available:

  • NEW! - Brand new free e-learning course on COVID-19 - click here.
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Action Plan for the Workplace $49.95 - click here.
  • COVID-19: What Employees Need to Know $49.95 - click here.
  • Hours of Service Emergency Exemption for COVID-19 Support $49.95 - click here.

Ask the Expert: Emergency Management & Business Continuity for Local Government

  • Watch this webinar - designed specifically for elected officials and municipal administrators.
  • AEMA’s recommended/required training - click here.
  • AUMA’s COVID-19 webpage including the downloads to the AEMA business continuity templates.

Government / Health Authority Guidance

CCOHS Courses Available for Free

  • Pandemic Awareness - How to Stay Healthy and Help Stop an Influenza Pandemic from Spreading (CCOHS) - click here.
  • Pandemic Planning - Understand a Pandemic and What You Need to do to Prevent One (CCOHS) - click here.
  • Pandemic Online Products and Resources available for free from CCOHS - click here.

Psychological Health & Safety

  • How Employers and Employees Should Manage Self-Quarantines - click here.
  • Conference Board of Canada Videos: Mental Health and COVID-19 - click here to watch the video.
  • AMHSA reminds you to utilize the services of your organization’s Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) where possible
  • Howatt HR - Support for Self-Isolation Good for Employees - click here.
  • Howatt HR - Loneliness 4-How Employers and Employees Should Manage Self-Quarantines - click here.
  • Webinar Series - every Tuesday! - Tactics for Maintaining Mental Fitness During the COVID-19 Pandemic presented by Howatt HR and sponsored by AUMA / AMHSA / CSSE - click here to register.
  • NEW - Check out the new Tactics for Maintaining Mental Fitness During COVID-19 Pandemic microsite! You can register for our Tuesday webinars (10 am MST), view previous webinars, and download the presentation, a free poster and a mental fitness assessment! This is being brought to our members by AMHSA and its community partners, CSSE, Howatt HR and AUMA. To access this page, please click here.

OHS and WCB Links

  • WCB Employer Fact Sheet / Personal Coverage (April 1, 2020) - click here.
  • WCB Employer Fact Sheet / Virtual Assessments (April 23, 2020) - click here.
  • NEW - OHS May 22 eNews - click here.
  • OHS May 15 eNews - click here.
  • OHS Working From Home During a Pandemic - click here.
  • OHS/ES eNews on the latest developments in OHS and Employment Standards (April 7) - click here.
  • OHS Respiratory Viruses and the Workplace - click here
  • OHS Development of a Code of Practice for Respiratory Protective Equipment - click here.
  • NEW - WCB Employer Fact Sheet - COVID-19 at Work - click here.
  • WCB - COVID-19 Employer Fact Sheet - click here.
  • WCB - COVID-19 Worker Fact Sheet - click here.
  • WCB Worksight March 2020 special edition COVID-19 Update for Employers.
  • WCB information on telecommuting - click here.

Personal Protective Equipment Information

  • World Health Organization’s interim guidance on PPEs for coronavirus disease - click here.

CCOHS Fact Sheets

  • Coronavirus – click here.
  • Pandemic Influenza (Flu) – click here.
  • Good Hygiene Practices – Reducing the Spread of Infections and Viruses – click here.

Printable Posters

Workplace Resources

  • NEW - AMHSA Ergonomic Working from Home video - click here.
  • Employment Standards Legislation Changes - click here.
  • Take Safety Home Bulletin - click here.

AMHSA / Bennett Jones OHS Bulletins

  • NEW - COVID-19 Compliance Strategies: Public Health Orders (April 14, 2020) - click here.
  • COVID-19 Work Refusal Guidance (March 27, 2020) - click here. (If the link to the "Do you Know How to Refuse Dangerous Workposter does not work, please click here). We are also providing you with a Hazard Assessment worksheet form.
  • AMHSA’s March 16, 2020 letter released to members, instructors, and staff.

Legal Considerations

  • Privacy Considerations When COVID-19 Screening - click here.
  • Privacy Considerations When COVID-19 Identified in the Workplace - click here.
  • An Employer’s Guide to Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic - click here.

We will continue to provide you with the most current updates as we receive them.

Disclaimer

This website and its contents are intended as a resource for sharing programs and procedures among municipalities. AMHSA and the content creator(s) makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy of any information on this site. Users of the information on this site must not make any statement indicating that AMHSA and the content creator(s) endorses or approves the materials on this website. Information provided by our member municipalities may or may not have been created by “qualified persons” under Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. AMHSA or the content creator do not accept any liability or responsibility of any kind arising from the use, dissemination, or modification of this information.