SEIU-West Principles: Personal Protective Equipment (Update)

Good news! After weeks of talks with the employer and the Ministry, the SHA has finally released a new set of PPE guidelines setting out much-needed access for PPE for those working in the health care sector and Extendicare facilities!

Going forward, recommendations for Continuous face mask use and Extended use of face masks and eye protection are now as follows:

*Continuous face mask use: all health care workers who come into contact with patients during the course of their shift must wear a face mask at all times.

*Extended use of face masks and eye protection is the practice of wearing the same face mask and eye protection for repeated interactions with multiple patients for the maximum of one complete shift.

 

Please read the attached documents below for details regarding the PPE, staff types and tasks it applies to.

CV-19-G0006-Continuous-and-Extended-PPE-Use-Guidelines-Acute-Care-April-14-2020

CV-19-G0007-Continuous-and-Extended-PPE-Use-Guidelines-Continuing-Care-April-14-2020

CV-19-G0008-Continuous-and-Extended-PPE-Use-Guidelines-Testing-Assessment-Sites-April-14-2020

CV-19-G0009-Continuous-and-Extended-PPE-Use-Guidelines-Home-Care-April-14-2020

CV-19-G0010-Continuous-and-Extended-PPE-Use-Guidelines-Primary-Care-April-14-2020

 

This directive covers the SHA and Extendicare facilities. If any issue arises with following directive, please speak to your employer.

Remember to you can also send all questions/concerns to our Member Resource Centre - you can call anytime at 1.888.999.7348 ext. 2298 (province-wide) or email at https://www.seiuwest.ca/contact.

SEIU-West continues to fight for the safety and wellbeing of our members. #GetMePPE #Solidarity #ProtectAllWorkers #StrongerTogether #WeAreAllinThisTogether

 

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