(Effective Date: December 14, 2021)
Stock Hacker Academy is committed to the health and safety of its clients, employees, trade partners, students, alumni and neighbours in the communities in which we do business. Where the work of Stock Hacker Academy has been deemed essential according to Provincial and Federal guidelines, Stock Hacker Academy and its team members will endeavor to communicate daily and make changes that could impact the way we conduct our daily tasks.
The COVID-19 virus is an unprecedented event. It is critical to emphasize the importance for all workers to remain focused on tasks, to prevent any incidents or accidents from occurring during the time of uncertainty and personal stress.
All sections of business, including Trade Partners, suppliers, visitors, vendors, must play a role in order to stop the spread of the disease. Stock Hacker Academy expects 100% participation in the control plan for COVID-19. Employees and contract workers face disciplinary action for non-compliance.
Stock Hacker Academy has taken responsible and practical action to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the workplace. However, long term success cannot be taken for granted without all members of the team and their vigilance and adherence to the recommendations from the public health authorities, governmental guidelines and the Stock Hacker Academy Policy.
WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
HOW DOES COVID-19 SPREAD?
DAILY WORK ASSESSMENT
Stock Hacker Academy will assess the work environment daily and stay updated with information found on the Provincial website.
VISITORS TO SITE
Stock Hacker Academy will use the Health Assessment tool to verify the current health status of visitors as part of the visitor orientation process.
Stock Hacker Academy expects 100% of its contractors to participate in the exposure control plan for the COVID-19.
Under the OHSA, employees have the right to refuse dangerous work. This includes refusing work due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If a worker believes there is a hazard, their concern is communicated to a manager and the seriousness of the perceived danger justifies their risk.
This policy is written specifically for the COVID-19 pandemic and may be applicable to other contagions with modifications.
OHSA - Section 25, Duties of Employers
(Effective Date: December 14, 2021)
Stock Hacker Academy is committed to protecting employees and others from hazards in the workplace, including infectious and vaccine preventable diseases and to maintaining a protective workforce.
Under the OHSA and through the Internal Responsibility System, all workplace parties have a duty to keep the workplace safe, this includes taking every reasonable precaution in the circumstances to protect the worker (OHSA, Section 25(2)(h)).
To ensure that Stock Hacker Academy employees are adequately immunized to minimize their risk of infection and to reduce the risk of transmission to others.
All employees, including students, alumni, volunteers, contractors, and new hires, as a condition of employment to ensure fitness to perform work, minimize and present absenteeism due to the vaccine preventable diseases, reduce the risk of transmission to co-workers and students, clients, customers, etc. This includes anyone who is eligible to receive a COVID-19 Vaccine.
This includes mandatory reporting, initial and ongoing assessment / monitoring, and documentation of immunization. Any employees refusing to comply with the requirements under this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination from employment.
Stock Hacker Academy recognizes its duty to accommodate employees who are unable to receive a vaccine(s), for reasons related to a disability or creed (religious beliefs) as relevant Ontario Human Rights Code protected grounds, to the point of undue hardship. Employees who are unable to receive vaccines or tests for medical reasons or any relevant Ontario Human Rights Code protected ground, will be required to submit the applicable documentation.
Where feasible, Stock Hacker Academy will implement measures for those who are unable to receive a vaccine for an Ontario Human Rights Code protected reason to enable them to continue their employment (e.g. reassignment, remote work, personal protective equipment (PPE), applicable leave, as applicable).
All employees, including students, alumni, volunteers, contractors and new hires, regardless of the work they perform, are required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and any related boosters. Employees who are unvaccinated for COVID-19 (i.e. those who have submitted a completed exemption form or whose vaccine status information is incomplete) will be required to participate in rapid COVID-19 testing protocol. Personal and / or philosophical objections to the COVID-19 vaccine will not be accepted for granting an exemption from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine or any related boosters.
PROOF OF VACCINATION
Stock Hacker Academy requires proof of vaccination from all employees, including students, alumni, volunteers, contractors and new hires. Proof is the documentation of completed vaccination series approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization. For employees requiring proof of vaccination, please refer to the Ontario Ministry of Health’s website (https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca)
All employees’ COVID-19 immunization information will be protected with appropriate safeguards and will only be used or disclosed for the purposes outlined in this policy.