‘The POST Promise is designed for businesses to train and educate their employees’
The federal government is partnering with the People Outside Safely Together (POST) Promise program, an initiative launched by Canadian private sector organizations to help them reopen safely.
The POST Promise is a voluntary commitment that business owners and managers can make by following five key public health actions meant to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
- Maintaining physical distance.
- Washing and sanitizing hands.
- Cleaning and disinfecting regularly.
- Staying home if unwell and self-monitoring for symptoms.
- Practising respiratory etiquette (including wearing a mask when physical distancing is difficult).
“The POST Promise is designed for businesses to train and educate their employees about the requirements of the platform, and to help consumers feel confident that a business is doing their part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19,” says the organization. “Participating businesses will be provided with the POST Promise logo which is a clear way to show that they’re taking necessary precautions. The more businesses and workplaces that adopt the use of the POST Promise logo, the more recognizable it will become to the general public, thus increasing consumer confidence.”
The POST Promise Corporation is a not-for-profit organization comprised of senior-level business leaders and public health experts from organizations such as the Business Council of Canada, Retail Council of Canada, Canadian Global Cities Council, Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada, Salt XC, and Medcan.
As economies slowly reopen across Canada as the pandemic subsides, almost nine in 10 (86 per cent) employers say they have started to plan for employees to return to work. And more than half (53 per cent) expect to have all of their staff back in the primary workplace within six months, finds a survey by the HRPA in Ontario.
As business leaders in the U.S. reopen their workplaces as the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, two-thirds (64 per cent) say they’re very confident they can provide a safe working environment, according to another study.