Proper Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Businesses resuming operations as part of the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan may be required to use Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) in order to protect themselves and their clients/customers and help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
If an employer conducts a hazard assessment and determines that PPE is required to protect the health and safety of the workers in the workplace or if the Re-Open Plan guidelines indicate that PPE must be used, then the employer needs to supply approved PPE.
Please refer to the following publications for more information:
In an effort to help Saskatchewan businesses source the PPE they need, the Government of Saskatchewan has compiled lists of pandemic suppliers.
Please note – these lists of pandemic suppliers are not exhaustive and the Government of Saskatchewan does not endorse nor certify any of these companies. Businesses are responsible for conducting their own due diligence should they choose to utilize any of these pandemic suppliers.
If you have questions regarding the specific PPE requirements for your profession, please contact your industry association (details below). If you do not have an industry association, please contact the Business Response Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-844-800-8688 who will be happy to assist you.
Please note – People who are providing personal services to otherwise healthy individuals can use the same surgical / procedure masks between clients. Replacement of the mask is necessary when it becomes soiled, saturated or damaged.
Phase One – May 4th
College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Dental Assistants' Association
Saskatchewan Dental Hygienists' Association
Saskatchewan Association of Optometrists
Saskatchewan Physiotherapy Association
Saskatchewan Podiatry Association Inc.
Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapy
Chiropractors Association of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
Phase Two – May 19th
Massage Therapist Association of Saskatchewan
Acupuncture Society of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Acupuncture Association