Reducing the Spread of Infections and Viruses

Workplaces can help by:

  • having an infection control plan

  • providing clean hand washing facilities

  • offering waterless alcohol-based hand sanitizers when regular facilities are not available (or to people on the road)

  • providing boxes of tissues and encourage their use

  • reminding staff to not share cups, glasses, dishes and cutlery. Be sure dishes are washed in soap and water after use.

  • removing magazines and papers from waiting areas or common rooms (such as tearooms and kitchens)

  • considering cleaning a person's workstation or other areas where they have been if a person has suspected or identified influenza

  • making sure ventilation systems are working properly.

Further Information - Source: Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety