Activity Ideas and Kits – Infection Control & Pandemic Planning

Be “Tick Smart”: Prevent Lyme Disease

Have outdoor workers?  Get ready for the warmer weather by getting “tick smart.” Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi and is spread to humans through the bite of an infected blacklegged (deer) tick.  They are usually found low to the ground or settled on tall grasses and bushes where they will wait until [...]

Be Bug and Sun Smart during Outdoor Summer Activities

Here are some tips to consider when your employees are outdoors this summer while at work, at the beach, biking, golfing, playing sports, swimming, boating, hiking or camping. Whether you are a participant or spectator you need to protect yourself. Be Sun Smart… Avoid sun exposure between 11am  and 4pm when the sun rays are the [...]

His & Hers Health Fair

Organize a Health Fair at your workplace. Invite organizations to provide a display or handouts that introduce employees to the issues related to healthy eating, staying active, and maintaining vitality throughout life. Approach different organizations for resources.  Organizations could include your local Health Unit, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Mental Health Association, Canadian Diabetes Association, or the [...]

Encourage Employees to Rid Themselves—and Their Clothing—of Workplace Chemicals

Employees who work with potentially harmful or infectious substances are advised to shower and change their clothing prior to leaving the workplace.  If no shower or locker facilities are available, employees should transport their soiled clothing in plastic bags, making sure that the clothes do not come in contact with any other garments. Source: Brant [...]

Flu Shot, Anyone?

Host a seminar and distribute printed material on the benefits of receiving the flu vaccine.  As an employer, you may even want to consider hosting a flu vaccine clinic in the workplace.  You can also post the schedule for community clinics available.  For more information about influenza, visit the Peterborough County-City Health Unit website  Source: Brant County [...]

Stress the Importance of Thorough Handwashing

You might want to consider posting flyers around the workplace on proper handwashing steps, especially in washrooms and above sinks.  Employees might also benefit from a brief seminar on handwashing and infection control. Source: Brant County Health Unit

An Infectious Event (Kit)

Educate employees about the importance of proper hand washing to help prevent the spread of the flu and other infectious diseases.  Employers can order a “Germ Glow” kit to host a demonstration on how easily germs are passed along from person to person.  Kits usually include “germ glow” powder and oil, with an ultra violet [...]