The Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group) is launching a project to develop a proposed new National Standard of Canada (NSC), Operation and Infection Prevention and Control of Long-Term Care Homes (CSA Z8004). The National Standard of Canada CSA Z8004 will provide requirements for safe operating practices and infection prevention and control in long-term care homes. Topics including cleaning and disinfecting processes, waste removal, HVAC, plumbing, medical gas systems, and use of technology will be referenced or inform the standard. Professor Alex Mihailidis is the Technical Subcommittee Chair and lead the standard development work for CSA Group.
To support the development of the proposed standard, CSA Group will be conducting public update and consultation activities throughout the standards development process. A consultation session to inform the standard development process will occur on June 30, 2021 (2:00 – 5:00 p.m. EST). The audience for this session is frontline workers including those who are predominantly involved in the delivery of Long-Term Care and are not associated with its management (e.g., nurses, health care providers, personal support workers, etc).
Please provide your expression of interest to participate in this session by June 23, 2021, and any questions you may have to: Cassandra Gullia, Project Manager HealthCare and Well-being, CSA Group at email@example.com.