The purpose of these guidelines is to provide advice and guidance to CUPE members about the potential hazard of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). This document includes information on routes of transmission, effects of infection and preventative measures grounded in the precautionary principle.

It is for occupational groups identified as being most at risk during an Ebola outbreak (acute care/hospital workers, paramedics, and flight attendants), but the information can be of use to any worker in an occupation that may be exposed to people infected with EVD.

If after reviewing this guide you have any additional questions, please contact your CUPE National Servicing Representative or Regional CUPE National Health and Safety Representative.