INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL
You can’t see them, but they could be deadly. Unanticipated release and migration of dust particles potentially contaminated with biological agents such as fungi/mould, bacteria, and viruses, can cause serious infections in vulnerable population risk groups that could lead to death. If you are working in healthcare facilities conducting construction, renovation, or maintenance, or if you are adjusting your business due to COVID-19 safety requirements and considerations, part of your proper and safe approach must consider infection prevention and control. With several regulations, standards and guidelines that currently exist in industry, identifying, controlling and managing infection hazards and risks can be challenging at the best of times.
Does your business, operation, building, or workplace, and work, have a risk of transmitting infections? Do you have proper infection prevention and control systems, processes, and preventative measures to protect the people in or near your work areas? Are your workers appropriately educated, trained and instructed in infection prevention and control? And do you understand the types of hazards, risks and consequences that could occur, such as:
Do you understand your regulatory, industry-accepted and required duties to properly identify, through a well-qualified, competent and experienced infection prevention and control professional your infection hazards/risks? Do you know how to manage these risks to minimize your liabilities and maintain your due diligence?
OHS Global can help! With our frontline experience during the 2003 SARS outbreak, the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, and today’s COVID-19 pandemic, we have performed hundreds of infection prevention and control risk assessments, and have developed dozens of policies, programs, and procedures to assist our clients with effectively managing their infection hazards and risks.