Schools and other departmental workplaces are common sites for transmission of infections and diseases. Departmental workplaces therefore have an important role in ensuring awareness of infection control processes and implementing infection control programs.
The development of a workplace Infection Control Program, including the application of standard precautions is an effective way to prevent or minimise the spread of infection, illness and disease. 'Standard precautions' describes the assumption that all blood and bodily substances are potentially infectious and should be treated accordingly. Standard precautions include good hygiene and hand washing, use of personal protective equipment, appropriate waste disposal, vaccination, cleaning and sanitisation.
Infection Control Presentation 11M
Queensland Health Time Out Poster / Exclusion Table
Hand washing poster 202K - laminate and place above hand basins.
Hand washing and hand hygiene video (duration 2.08 minutes) (read the transcript 16K) - Department of Health, Queensland
Control of Head Lice (Pediculosis) in Schools
Hepatitis A and B vaccination fact sheet 211K
Queensland Health Influenza resources
Influenza Resources - the flu and you - from the Department of Health
Influenza Vaccination Program - find out more about the department's flu vaccination program
Q fever fact sheet 537K - 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.
National Immunisation Program - Queensland Schedule 2017
This page was last reviewed on 19 Sep 2017