Schools and other departmental workplaces are common sites for transmission of infectious diseases. Departmental workplaces have an important role in raising awareness of the infectious disease hazards that may be present as well as infection control processes.
The adoption of standard precautions for infection control underpins the department's approach to minimising the spread of infection illness and disease. Standard precautions describe the assumption that all blood and bodily substances are potentially infectious and are to be treated accordingly. Standard precautions include: regular hand washing, hand hygiene, adopting cough and sneeze etiquette, use of personal protective equipment, appropriate waste disposal, vaccination, cleaning and sanitisation.
Infection control presentation 11M
Queensland Health time out poster / exclusion table [an error occurred while processing this directive]
Hand washing poster 600K - laminate and place above hand basins.
Control of head lice (pediculosis) in schools
Hepatitis A and B vaccination fact sheet 326K
Queensland Health influenza resources
Influenza resources - the flu and you
Q fever fact sheet 420K - staff and students involved in certain agricultural studies may be at risk of contracting Q fever. This fact sheet provides information on the management of Q fever in schools.
Health conditions directory - a directory of fact sheets providing information on infectious diseases and other conditions.
This page was last reviewed on 10 Jul 2018