Infection Control

Prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as COVID-19 and influenza by taking proper infection control measures in your workplace.

SafeCare BC resources

Biohazardous Exposure Risk Assessment Worksheet

This tool can be used to assist with identifying and assessing the risk of biohazard exposure in the workplace.

Exposure Control Plan Checklist

This checklist includes steps to consider when developing or reviewing your exposure control plan.

Exposure Control Plan Template

This template has been developed to assist continuing care organizations with developing an exposure control plan for their workplace and is designed to be modified based on the needs of the organization.

Hierarchy of Control for Long-term Care

A chart with recommended actions on how to implement control measures to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in long-term care.

Hierarchy of Control for Home and Community Care

A chart with recommended actions on how to implement control measures to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in home and community care.

Indoor Air Quality Guidance

Information on the different ways that organizations can ensure optimal indoor air quality at their workplace.


WorkSafeBC resources

Don’t Take Your Work Home with You

A humorous video to remind us why appropriate infectious agent control measures are important.

Controlling Exposure – Protecting Healthcare Workers from Infectious Disease

This handbook describes common infectious diseases and how they are spread, explains how to protect workers from exposure, and explains the requirements of the Regulation that relate to infectious diseases. Developed by WorkSafeBC.

Infectious Diseases Webpage

Learn more about Infectious diseases.



Other resources

How Effective Are Your Infection Control Practices?

Healthcare-Associated-Infections (HAIs) in personal care homes can lead to increased costs to an organization. HAIs can easily spread when there is:

  • Improper hand hygiene
  • Lack of an infection control program
  • Inadequate surveillance and disease reporting
  • Absence or limited use of PPE
  • Lack of signage posted in the facility regarding cough etiquette
  • Improper use of antibiotics
  • Insufficient training for healthcare workers who are administering injections or carrying out point-of-care testing
  • Absence of a formal policy on environmental cleaning

Long-Term Care Facilities & Assisted Living ( for long-term care facilities including infection prevention and control measures, and outbreak management

How is COVID-19 transmitted | BCCDC Poster

COVID-19: Ways to improve ventilation and air filtration in your home | Government of Canada video

To help prevent instances of healthcare-associated infections, the Center for Disease Control has created a tool for assessing infection control programs and practices in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. If you don’t have a self-assessment tool for infection control, here is a resource developed by the Center for Disease Control for you to use.

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