Infection Control in the Workplace
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in early 2020, infection control in the workplace has become more important than ever.
Successful infection control is based on good hygiene around a range of practices that arise from identifying hazards and implementing risk management for those hazards.
This involves understanding:
• the infectious agents
• the work practices that prevent the transmission of infection in different settings
• management systems that support effective work practices
Infectious agents can be spread by:
• Touching contaminated objects
• Skin to skin contact
• Breathing in airborne germs emanating from, someone else’s cough or sneeze
• Eating contaminated food and
• Contact with bodily fluids
This training program details procedures to avoid any of the above as well as revealing some alarming truths around personal hygiene, especially handwashing.