Request Process for ACSLPA Members who Work in Private Practice

Hazard assessments are required under Occupational Health and Safety to identify existing and potential hazards related to COVID-19. Where possible, hazards should be eliminated. If a hazard cannot be eliminated, then it must be controlled. Appropriate hazard control (from most to least effective) includes (but is not limited to):

  1. Eliminating the hazard where possible:
    • Limiting services that are not essential or not urgent/critical.
  2. Substituting services:
    • Providing services by a different means other than face-to-face (e.g., virtual care/telepractice/curbside pickup).
  3. Using engineering controls:
    1. Maintaining physical separation of 2m between people.
    2. Using physical barriers where physical distancing cannot be maintained (e.g., plastic/glass barriers).
  4. Using administrative controls:
    • Directing clients to come alone (or with only 1 caregiver).
    • Hand hygiene/washing.
    • Respiratory etiquette (covering coughs and sneezes).
  5. Regular cleaning and disinfecting of equipment and commonly touched surfaces:
    • Cleaning and disinfecting is a two-step process. Use a “wipe-twice” method to clean and disinfect. Wipe surfaces with a cleaning agent to clean off soil and wipe again with a disinfectant.
    • Develop and implement procedures for increasing the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting.
  6. PPE:
    • The requirement varies based on risk of exposure to COVID-19 and on the activities being performed.
    • All available controls should be put into place to ensure PPE is used sparingly and to support global supply.
    • For more information about purchasing PPE, see the Alberta Biz Connect website.

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