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Working From Home Assessment Form
Many of us are now working from home. It’s important that we ensure that these arrangements do not expose employees to other risks such as manual handling, eye strain or slips trips and falls.
This assessment tool can be emailed to employees working from home to assess their current working arrangements.
Part 1 – Workplace Hygiene and Infectious Disease Assessment
Use this assessment tool to get an understanding of the potential risks of infectious diseases (such as COVID19) in your workplace.
Part 2 – Workplace Hygiene and Infectious Disease Checklist
Use this checklist to regularly assess the potential risks of infectious diseases (such as COVID19) in your workplace.
This can be used both now, and when employees begin returning back to work. It’s important that additional controls are regularly monitored to ensure the are effective.
20th of March SARS-CoV2 webinar
12th of March SARS-CoV2 webinar
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
There is still a lot that we don’t know about SARS-CoV 2. That doesn’t mean that we can’t leverage the knowledge that we do have on infectious disease control. Below is the beginning of a Frequently Asked Questions list based on what our clients are asking.
Keep in mind, most of what we know about controlling infectious diseases within a work environment comes from the healthcare industry. However, many of the principles are transferable to a broader range of work environments. The follow information is based on advice provided by the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare (2019). Please note, amendments have been made to apply the advice to workplaces outside of the healthcare industry.
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If I wear gloves, do I need to perform hand hygiene?
Yes! Your hands should be cleaned before putting on gloves to avoid contaminating the gloves surfaces with dirty hands. Once you have finished with the gloves and taken them off, wash your hands again. In the absence of soap and water, use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
If you see any visible damage (i.e. a torn glove), repeat the process of washing your hands prior to putting on new gloves.
Also, keep in mind that gloves do get dirty and touching your eyes, nose or mouth with gloves on can be essentially the same as doing it with them off. Gloves are not a substitute for cleaning surfaces, tools or objects while also not being a replacement for hand washing.
Are P2 respirators and N95 respirators the same thing?
While the terms ‘P2 respirator’ and ‘N95 respirator’ are often used interchangeably but there are some minor differences. P2 respirators are manufactured to Standard AS/NZS 1716: 2012 requirements and N95 masks are manufactured to a different requirement.
Is it generally accepted that they offer the same level of protection and in either case, it is more important that they are fitted and worn correctly.
Do I need to perform fit test for workers wearing P2 respirators?
If workers are wearing a P2 or other type of respirator as a control against workplace contaminants or diseases, it’s important that their level of effectiveness is assessed. A fit test is a valuable tool for this and should be conducted on a routine basis.
As a result of COVID-19, many people are wearing masks outside of work or due to risks not directly associated with the workplace. Currently there is no guidance on providing fit tests for workers that wear masks as a result of outbreaks. Please contact Anitech if you would like to discuss your workplace and potential fit test programs.
What is ‘routine cleaning’ and why is it important?
Routine cleaning relates to a systematic cleaning program which specifies what should be cleaned, when and how. For example, the door handles at reception may need to be cleaned on an hourly basis with a disposable wipe and an alcohol-based sanitiser and allowing them to dry before use to avoid germs from sticking to the surface.
These kinds of activities should be determined by completing a workplace hygiene assessment. Please scroll up to the top of this page for Anitech’s free workplace hygiene assessment tool.
When should disinfectants be used?
Many germs do not survive for long on clean surfaces which are exposed to air and light. Disinfectants might be used when water and soap are not practical to use or after an infectious outbreak.
Exceptions to this may be the use of bleach products within bathrooms, since these are places which are particularly at risk of having germs.
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