Designated Officers Resources
Infection Prevention and Emergency Service Workers
Emergency Service Workers are at an increased risk of exposure to communicable diseases. The risk of exposure can be reduced with the implementation of proper health and safety programs designed to protect workers from communicable diseases. The role of the Designated Officer in such programs is essential.
As part of the Health Unit’s role in supporting our area Designated Officers, the resources listed below are available to you. These resources will assist the Designated Officer in assessing and managing exposures to communicable diseases to protect the health of the workers and to prevent further spread of infectious organisms.
Designated Officer’s Manual for Infection Prevention – Reducing the Risk for Front Line Staff (October 2015)
Designated Officer Incident Exposure Report
What To Do Next...After an exposure to potential blood borne infections
DO Consent to Draw Blood Form
Invasive Meningococcal Disease
Group A Streptococcal Infection
Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
Other fact sheets on specific infectious diseases are also available.