Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases

  • Have you ever come in to work sick? The notion of spreading germs may not have crossed your mind. But some infectious diseases can spread very rapidly in the workplace among coworkers, clients, or patients, and also beyond the workplace to the general public, including family members. Infectious diseases can have serious health consequences. This course is intended to help workers develop awareness about specific infectious diseases caused by viruses and bacteria to help prevent contracting and spreading them. Measles, norovirus, Ebola, smallpox, and Zika are the diseases caused by viruses that will be explored. The bacterial infections covered are meningococcal disease, Legionnaires' disease, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and anthrax. Company policy may also provide guidance on infectious diseases and should be consulted where it exists. This course was developed with subject matter provided by Winn Forensics, LLC, a professional services company focusing on corporate, business, and personal safety training as well as consulting on occupational injury matters. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.

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