COVID-19 and Ontario Farm Worker Health and Safety

Mon, 22 Jun 2020

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COVID-19 and Ontario Farm Worker Health and Safety

Working Together to Communicate Important COVID-19 Prevention Information to the Ontario Agricultural Sector

When: Monday, June 22, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Presented by a team of Ministry & OHCOW experience, including a review of key issues and an exploration of solutions, including a look at a video series we are drafting (See agenda below).  

We welcome your participation and feedback, but appreciate it is very short notice. The event will be recorded, and posted on our website. 

1. Welcome & Brief Intro

2. COVID-19 & Ontario Farm Worker Risks & Experience, OHCOW

3. COVID-19 & the Role of Workplace Parties on Farms with TFAWs: Initiatives, Investigation & Complaint data; Duties & Rights; Resources; and Contact, MLTSD staff

4. Worker-focused Prevention Strategies, OHCOW staff

a. Key Messages

b. Resource Gaps & Solutions

c. Education opportunities (draft Video series)

d. Services/Supports 

5. Healthcare matters

6. WSIB/Income protection

7. Discussion and feedback with OHCOW + MLTSD presenters 

Presentation and discussion will be delivered on Webex platform. Link will be emailed to registrants the morning of the event (and pasted in the Eventbrite Confirmation for late arrivals).

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