Alpha Labs Fonthill Infection Control Inspection
155 Highway 20 West
Equipment not used as described in the manufacturer's instructions. Environmental surfaces not cleaned and disinfected appropriately.
Diseases resulting from similar errors in infection control may include:
- Blood-borne infections
- Skin / soft tissue infections
Public Health Inspector
905-980-6000 ext. 7590, toll free 1-888-505-6074
Findings and Corrective Measures
A referral was made by on March 15, 2023, related to infection prevention and control concerns.
An initial onsite investigation was conducted on March 20, 2023.
An investigation report was given to the premise / facility noting corrective measures. Information and education was provided.
|Furniture/surface is absorbent.||All surfaces/furniture are to be non-absorbent.||March 22, 2023|
|Hand sanitizer provided is expired.||Provide hand sanitizer that is not expired.||March 22, 2023|
|Hand sanitizer was not used before/after delivering client services.||Staff must use hand sanitizer before/after delivering client services.||March 22, 2023|
|Sheets not protected from potential contamination.||Store sheets in a manner that protects them from potential contamination||March 22, 2023|
|Environmental surfaces not cleaned and disinfected appropriately.||Contact time of disinfectant to be followed.||March 22, 2023|
|Equipment not used as described in the manufacturer's instructions. ORDER has been issued on March 20, 2023 to ensure compliance.||Use the equipment as described in the manufacturer’s instructions. Order rescinded on March 22, 2023.||March 22, 2023|
|Equipment used to transport materials not cleaned and disinfected between users.||Clean and disinfect equipment used to transport materials between users.||March 22, 2023|
|Disinfectant(s) not used according to manufacturer's instructions.||Use disinfectant(s) as described in the manufacturer’s instructions.||March 22, 2023|
|Records documenting potential client and staff exposure to blood and body fluids not accessible.||Maintain and provide written documentation for blood or body fluid exposure.||March 22, 2023|
|Personal protective equipment not available.||Provide personal protective equipment.||March 22, 2023|
|Staff not wearing appropriate personal protective equipment when needed.||Staff must wear appropriate personal protective equipment when needed.||March 22, 2023|
|Written infection prevention and control policies were not available.||Provide written infection prevention and control policies based on current best practices. Review and update on a regular basis.||March 22, 2023|
|Education and training not documented for all infection control practices.||Document education and training for all infection control practices.||March 22, 2023|
Health Risks and Inspections
In the event that a direct health risk is identified for clients who visited this establishment, Niagara Region Public Health will contact those at risk with advice around any medical follow-up.
For general updates regarding this investigation, continue to monitor this website.