The Designated Officer Program is a mandatory program developed by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Emergency Services branch in response to growing concerns about workplace exposures to communicable diseases. The Designated Officers Program helps to support emergency service workers such as firefighters, police and paramedics, acquire the information and take the appropriate steps of action when they may have been exposed to a communicable disease in the line of duty. The program also ensures that all agencies of emergency services have an identified Designated Officer who is available to their staff 24/7 to respond and investigate all reported exposures to communicable diseases. The Designated Officer acts as the liaison between the emergency services workers and the Timiskaming Health Unit.
For more information contact the Timiskaming Health Unit.