Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) program

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Education and awareness regarding the appropriate donning (putting on) and doffing (removal) of personal protective equipment (PPE) will ensure the risk of further contamination is eliminated or managed within the healthcare environment. Personal protective equipment is designed to reduce the risk of transmission; therefore strong knowledge of these procedures is critical.

Saskatchewan’s Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996, Regulation 12(c) states the employer is responsible to provide information, instruction training and supervision necessary to protect the health and safety of workers at work. Furthermore, under Saskatchewan’s OH&S legislation, every worker has the Right to Know, the Right to Participate and the Right to Refuse an act or series of acts where the worker has reasonable grounds to believe that it is unusually dangerous.

Goal of this program:

  • Provide healthcare employers and occupational health committees with tools to assist in education, awareness regarding donning and doffing of PPE
  • Inform workers on the employer legislated responsibilities for personal protective equipment (PPE) and education/training
  • Inform workers on their legislated responsibilities and rights
  • Train workers on the appropriate donning (putting on) and doffing (removing) of PPE
  • Provide healthcare employers and occupational health committees with tools to assist in education, awareness regarding donning and doffing of PPE

This program is designed to meet or exceed provincial legislation and industry best practices.

Standards:

The documents were designed to assist employers to meet the SASWH safety management system standards, and to meet or exceed The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996:

  • Regulation (2)1(eee) - definition of "train"
  • Regulation 85
  • Part VII, Regulations 86- 89, 93, 97 and 98

Learning how to properly don and doff PPE is completed in a classroom training session, facilitated by a qualified trainer or instructor, and using the appropriate PPE for practice and return demonstration of the procedures.

For more information on PPE programming or training sessions contact us.