Infection is caused by pathogens such as bacteria viruses, to fungi getting into the body. It takes time to trigger symptoms of illness that could mean that an infected person maybe spreading the disease during incubation period. It is important to provide adequate infection control procedures in the workplace to prevent pathogens from coming into contact with a person in the first place.

High risk areas for contamination

‘High risk’ work areas for contamination are:

– building entrances

– bathroom/shower areas

– food service/eating areas

– manufacturing and construction areas – powders, granules etc.

– drinking fountains and hand washing areas

– manufacturing and construction areas – powders, granules etc.

– areas with dusts and dry waste

– cold rooms with ice or water

– plant and equipment requiring oil or grease

– outdoor areas with wet vegetation.

Infection control and workplace cleanliness

Infection control procedures relating to cleanliness in the workplace include: 

– regularly washing the floors, bathrooms and surfaces( such as tables and bench tops) with hot water and detergent

– periodically washing the walls and ceilings

– thoroughly washing and drying mops, brushes and cloths after every use – drying mops and cloths is particularly important, since many pathogens rely on moisture to thrive

– using disinfectants to clean up blood and other spills of bodily fluids

– when using disinfectants – always wearing gloves, cleaning the surfaces before applying the disinfectant, and still following the manufacturer’s instructions exactly.

– spot cleaning when necessary.

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