Infectious Disease Information for Workplaces

Plan for infection control 
  • Regional Health Standards for Businesses 
    Setting specific guidance and standards may apply to your business. Be familiar with legislation and guidance to support operators on how to prevent the spread of disease and infection in their businesses.
  • By-laws 
    Some Regional By-laws are in place to prevent infectious disease. Make sure your business activities are following local guidance for all issues such as face coverings, waste collection, more.
  • Legislation
    Learn your legal rights and responsibilities and stay in compliance with our wide range of legislation resources pertaining to occupational health and safety.
Prevent infections 

Learn what you can do as an employee or an employer to help reduce the risk of infectious disease transmission to protect yourself, your coworkers, your family and the community.

  • Hand Hygiene
    Hand hygiene is the removal or killing of microorganisms (germs) on the hands. When performed correctly, hand hygiene is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of communicable diseases and infections.
  • Clean the Environment
    Cleaning and disinfecting items in the business environment can help to reduce the risk of spreading diseases.
  • Stay Home When You are Sick
    An important way to reduce the spread of many infectious diseases is to keep sick people away from those who are well. Businesses should review and communicate their sick leave policies to employees every year, especially as the respiratory seasons begins in the fall.
  • Handle Food Safely
    It is required for most food service operations that anyone planning to prepare and sell or give food to the public to ensure all food is safe to eat to prevent illness.
  • Practice Respiratory Hygiene
    Practice respiratory etiquette and encourage others to do the same.
  • Use Protective Equipment Properly
    When using face coverings, gloves and gowns to prevent infections, use the correct technique for putting on, and taking off these items.
  • Get Immunized
    When most people in a community receive a vaccine against a disease, there is less opportunity for transmission. Immunization protects people vulnerable to the disease, such as babies too young to be vaccinated, and people who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.
Disease specific information 
Infectious disease reports and data 
Sector specific information 

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