Immediately:

  • Needle stick/sharps injury/human bite–remove gloves or clothing covering the injured area; ensure it bleeds and is washed well with soap and water. Use alcohol gel if soap and water is unavailable.
  • Splash to Eyes – flush eyes with running water for 15 minutes at nearest eye wash station, or if unavailable, with running water out of a tap for 15 minutes. If the exposed person wears contact lenses, the lenses need to be removed before eyes are flushed.
  • Splash to Nose or Mouth – flush the area well with running water for 15 minutes. If splash to nose, blow nose first then flush.
  • Non Intact Skin – wash area well with soap and running water for 15 seconds. Use alcohol gel if soap and water is unavailable.
  • The worker is to inform their supervisor that the incident has occurred.
  • The supervisor will complete an incident report with the Workers Compensation Board.

A complete list of considerations are as LISTED

PEP kits are available in various locations in every Saskatchewan Health Region.  The locations are as LISTED or you may link directly to the Saskatchewan Health website E-HEALTH

 

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Saskatchewan Dental Assistants’ Association
P.O. Box 294 Kenaston SK S0G 2N0
T 306.252.2769 | F 306.252.2089
E sdaa@sasktel.net