COVID 19 Safety Plan

Organization NameMaple Ridge Seniors Village
Address22141 119 Avenue Maple Ridge BC
Date of CreationJanuary 2022
Date of Revision(s)March 11 2022

 

Orders from the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) or a Medical Health Officer (MHO) take precedence over this policy.

All employers in British Columbia have an obligation under the Workers Compensation Act to ensure the health and safety of workers and others at their workplace and to implement polices and procedures to protect workers from the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

At West Coast Seniors Housing Management we have developed a COVID-19 Safety Plan (Safety Plan) mandated by the order of the Provincial Health Officer. This plan outlines the policies, guidelines, and procedures put in place to eliminate, and where elimination is not possible, to reduce, the risk of COVID-19 exposure to West Coast Seniors Housing Management workers, contractors, volunteers, residents, and visitors.

This Safety Plan addresses current operating status of Retirement Concepts – Maple Ridge Seniors Village. As services are gradually increased within the care home, this plan will be updated.

As a part of assessing the risk of transmission of COVID-19 in the workplace, the following groups and information sources were consulted:

The following documentation was used to assist in developing West Coast Seniors Housing Management COVID-19 Safety Plan:

This plan applies to all workers, including management, supervisors, front line workers, volunteers, and visitors to West Coast Seniors Housing Management

Current Control Measures in place at Maple Ridge Seniors Village

Workers (including Contractors & Volunteers)

Additional Information:

1) Physical distancing measures (2m) are in place

2) For high traffic areas, such as the General Store, we have signs for limited entry

3) Common areas where staff / resident’s sit have been adjusted to accommodate physical distancing. I.e. every char is strategically positioned 2 meters apart

4) We have staff that screen people trying to enter the building

5) Managers will stagger their schedules when possible

6) Occupancy limits for workers: Limit is placed on the staff room door

 

Visitors

Additional Information:

Residents

Additional Information:

Hand Hygiene

Additional Information:

Respiratory Hygiene

Additional Information:

Workplace Arrangements

  • Organization Entrance

Limited entry and exit points

  • Organization Lobby

Consider spacing seating arrangements or removing seating.

Barriers around reception desk if physical distancing can not be maintained.

  • Worker Lunchroom/break room

Consider arrangement of furniture, staggered breaks.

10-person limit

  • Worker shared spaces Consider arrangement of furniture, staggered breaks.
  • Administrative areas Arrangement of workstations/furniture
  • Hallways/Corridors
  • Elevators

Physical distance signs posted in all elevators

  • Staff Washrooms

1 person

  • Training Rooms

Consider arrangement of furniture.

  • Board Room

Consider arrangement of furniture.

Additional Information:

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Additional Information:

Cleaning and Disinfection

Environmental Cleaning

Additional Information:

Additional Information:

Provide information about your cleaning plan. Specify who is responsible for cleaning, the cleaning schedule, and what the cleaning protocols will include (e.g., which surfaces, tools, equipment, and machines).

 

1) Enhanced cleaning plan is outlined in the Exposure Control Plan

2) All staff have a role in enhanced cleaning. Housekeeping staff play a particularly important role in disinfecting high-touch areas including:

– Hand rails in stairwells

– Chair armrests and back of chairs

– Door handles

– Door lock keypads

– Nursing Station surfaces

– Dining room tables

– Hallway seating

– Hand rails in hallways

– Elevator buttons

– Buttons and handles on equipment and machines

– Magnetic lock release buttons

– Staff room

– Bathrooms

The staff in charge of disinfecting these high-touch areas will be cleaning these surfaces at least twice per day

3) Proper hand hygiene technique education has been provided to all staff. Staff have also been instructed, during their care for residents and before / after meals, to provide hand sanitizer to the residents

4) Recreation department will have a formal cleaning schedule of rec area and office to ensure cleaning is done as efficiently as possible

 

Expansion of Services

Retirement Concepts has reviewed our existing risk assessments for the jobs and areas affected in the workplace. We have considered the effects of control measures discussed in this COVID-19 Safety Plan on existing safeguards and controls and revised our risk assessments and other documentation accordingly.

Additional Information:

A copy of [Organization name] COVID-19 Safety Plan has been posted at [choose all that apply]: [Organization website, specific location within the organization] as required by the order of the Provincial Health Officer.