COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​As workplaces try to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we've put together some resources to help, including tips for the workplace, working from home, e-learning courses, bulletins and Shop Talks. ​Please check back frequently as we continue to add resources for staying safe and healthy at work​ during COVID-19.​​​ Click on the headings below to see the​ available resources.​​

Resources for staying safe and healthy during COVID-19​

​Ti​p Card

Please follow these tips to stay healthy and safe at work, and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in your workplace.​

Shop Talks (also known as Toolbox Talks)

​​This section will be updated as we create more Shop Talks. ​​
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Tips and Advice for Working Safely From Home

SAFE Work Manitoba has added some tips for workers who may find themselves now working from home. Where you work and how you work is important to your health and safety. Read these tips​.​

Prevent injury, get ergo advice!
Due to COVID-19, many workers now find themselves working from home to help prevent the spread of the virus. If this is your situation, you may have concerns about your work space setup and the impact on your body. Get suggestions on how to improve your current work space to avoid putting yourself at risk of an injury due to improper ergonomics or an MSI! Email SAFE Work Manitoba at information@safeworkmanitoba.ca using the subject line: Ergo Advice.​

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​E-Learning

Our online e-learning courses may provide a helpful way for you to continue workplace safety and health training while social distancing and working from home. ​We offer several online e-learning courses in partnership with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. All courses are free for Manitobans.​​ View the complete list of e-learning courses her​e​.

NEW - COVID-19: Best Practices for a Safe Workplace​
This interactive online course provides simple instruction to help prepare workers on how to reduce the risk of catching or spreading COVID-19 in the workplace, keeping themselves, their co-workers and their customers safe.


Additional Resources for Workplace Safety and Health Committees

Workplace Safety and Health Committees play an important role to promote a greater safety culture by working to help employers and employees create and maintain a safe and healthy workplace.

Ask the Safety Expert is our resource for Manitoba's workplace safety and health committees to receive answers to some common committee questions​​​. Click on the question(s) below to find the answers to committee questions related to COVID-19. Check back often to see new questions and answers.

Safety Swap is ​our resource with information to kick-start your safety and health committee meetings. The first Safety Swap answers frequently asked questions about COVID-19, and describes actions your committee can take to be a leader in preventing the spread of the virus in your workplace. The second Safety Swap talks about your committee’s role in helping your workplace safely return to operations.

​Youth Contests and Information

Are you looking for activities to keep your kids and teens busy while you’re social distancing? Here are a few opportunities:​
  • Young Worker Readiness Certificate Course​ - Increase your awareness and understanding of what constitutes a safe, healthy, productive and respectful workplace. Young workers: Complete this online, job-readiness course prior to working. Youth aged 13 to 15 are required to take this course before they start working.
We also have a variety of resources specifically designed for young workers, employers/supervisors, family and educators to help ​keep young workers safe on the job. Visit our Young Worker toolkit​ to learn more.​

​Mental Health Resources

Pandemics can cause a high level of stress and anxiety.​ It's important to remember that mental health is just as important as physical health, and to take measures to support mental well-being. Here are some resources that can assist with maintaining mental health in the workplace during this time:
  • Employee Assistance Programs – Some employers have an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that provides free, confidential, short-term counselling for employees. Check with your EAP provider to see how many counselling sessions are available to you.
  • Klinic Crisis Support Services – The Klinic Crisis Program operates a variety of confidential crisis lines, many of which provide services 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Klinic's 24/7 crisis line is 204-786-8686, or toll-free at 1-888-322-3019. Click here to see Klinic's full list of crisis support services.
  • AbilitiCBT – To help Manitobans experiencing mild to moderate anxiety due to COVID-19, the Province of Manitoba is partnering with Morneau Shepell to provide an internet-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (iCBT) program free of charge to all Manitobans 16 years old and over. Visit the Province of Manitoba's COVID-19 information to learn more. You can sign up to get an email when AbilitiCBT becomes available.​​
  • Manitoba Health has provided a number of resources and information.
  • Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak (World Health Organization) – These mental health considerations were developed by the WHO's Department of Mental Health and Substance Use as messages targeting different groups to support for mental and psychosocial well-being during COVID-19 outbreak.
  • COVID-19: Managing Stress & Anxiety​ (Canadian Mental Health Association, Manitoba & Winnipeg) – Tips and information on how to reduce and manage anxiety in the workplace due to the COVID-19 outbreak.​

​Public Health Information

Click here for a complete list of public health agencies with regard to COVID-19 and workplace infection prevention. 

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We encourage you to visit Manitoba Health and/or the Public Health Agency of Canada for up-to-date information and precautions to take regarding COVID-19. Specific health concerns should be directed to your family physician or by calling the WRHA Health Links line at 204-788-8200.​​​

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