The HSE-gateway

Infection control measures

Protective measures for employees and students in order to prevent spreading of seasonal respiratory infections.

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Hand hygiene

  • Wash your hands thoroughly and regularly (at least 20 seconds).

It is recommended to wash your hands in the following cases:

  • After having been in public places
  • After a toilet visit
  • Before handling food and before consuming a meal 
  • After contact with contaminated objects and equipment
  • After removing gloves.
  • After coughing and sneezing, and after having wiped your nose o Hand disinfection with alcohol-based agent is used if hand washing is not available.

In the workplace, we also recommend washing your hands when coming to work, going from place to place, and when you change work equipment.

Cough Hygiene

  • Avoid coughing or sneezing directly at others and cover mouth and nose with paper that is immediately discarded.
  • Use elbow hook when you sneeze or cough and not have paper available.