ISAO Response to COVID-19

Messages from ISAO & ISA

ISA Thanks Tree Care Workers

ISAO Letter to the Premier of Ontario, March 24, 2020

ISAO All Member Communication Emailed March 17, 2020

ISAO All Member Communication Email Jan 14, 2021

Health and Safety

PPE Suppliers in Ontario

Workplace Pandemic Tip Sheets from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety CCOHS

Making, Wearing and Washing Face Masks From CDC & Public Health Ontario

Workplace Tips from Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA)

Workplace Tips from Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training & Skills Development (MOL):

Tips from Workplace Safety & Prevention Services WSPS

Public Health Ontario Factsheets

Ontario’s current COVID-19 status

Ontario’s COVID-19 response and stats by U of T & Dalla Lana School of Public Health

WSPS Return to Work Safety Checklist

WSPS Guidance for Lawn Care Workers

Keeping Gear Clean & Sanitized

Gear Cleaning Tips (click for full-sized version):

Manufacturers have posted tips and best practices for keeping your equipment clean:

Buckingham COVID-19 instructions

Petzl COVID-19 instructions 

Teufelberger COVID-19 Recommendations  and General Recommendations

Samson Rope COVID-19 Instructions

Maxim Ropes COVID-19 Instructions 

ISC Gear COVID-19 Instructions 

Kask Helmets see General Care Instructions 

Yates Gear General Care Instructions

Atlantic Braids General Instructions by product type

Financial Assistance

Summary sheet of financial assistance available

Access Government of Canada’s Emergency Response Benefit

Access Government of Canada’s economic assistance programs

Business Resources

Ontario’s list of essential workplaces and Stop the Spread Business Line 1-888-444-3659

Ontario support for businesses

Payroll Questions & Answers from The Canadian Payroll Association

Managing Employees and COVID-19: Q & A from The Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council


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Working from Home

Check out our WFH page

Cancellations / Postponements

The following events\venues have been cancelled:

ISA Ontario’s TRAQ, Stouffville

ISA Ontario’s Re-TRAQ, Stouffville

ISA Ontario’s TRAQ Whitby; 2-4 June

ISA Ontario’s reTRAQ Whitby; 5 June