Infectious disease

Browse these resources for information on controlling the spread of the flu and other infectious diseases in the workplace.

Infection control

Dodging the bugs: a quick guide to infection control at work and home [PDF]
Learn basic facts about how diseases are spread and how to keep employees healthy.

Communicable disease (Oregon Health Authority)
Find information and updates about reportable and contagious diseases, infections, and outbreaks.

Infection control in health care settings (CDC)
Learn how to reduce the risk of outbreaks in hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care settings, plus information on how to be a safe patient.

Flu prevention

What employers can do to protect workers from pandemic influenza (OSHA)
Use the "hierarchy of controls" to prevent disease exposure in the workplace.

Pandemic influenza preparedness and response guidance for health care workers and health care employers (OSHA) [PDF]
This comprehensive document includes information on influenza and infection control, and OSHA standards of special importance. (Oregon Healthy Authority)
A central resource for everyone involved in fighting the flu in Oregon. (U.S. Dept. of Health)
The flu vaccine is the best prevention for everyone six months and older.

Maxine VaccineFlu fighters posters

Video library

DVD (no streaming available)

  • Why don’t we do it in our sleeves? | OCCUPAT-29 (English/Spanish)
    5 minutes | Infection control specialists are wild about this hot new entry in the … Read more
  • Duet for clean hands (disc 1 and disc 2) | OCCUPAT-30 (English/Spanish/ASL)
    Disc 1 is 5 minutes; disc 2 is 6 minutes. | Learn the hows and whys of cough etiquette and hand-washing with these … Read more


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