Emergency Service Workers/ Designated Officers
Emergency Service Workers (ESW) are at an increased risk of exposure to infectious diseases. The risk of exposure can be reduced with the implementation of proper health and safety programs designed to protect workers from infectious 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 infectious diseases to protect the health of the workers and to prevent further spread of infectious organisms. The Health Unit will not gather information from the ESW who was exposed; this is the role of the Designated Officer/supervisor.