Diseases – Where and at any time, any real person can be infected with germs of disease, including in the workplace or office.
Although not equally vulnerable in the hospital, but also the workplace can be a major source of infection due to low control or oversight function. The workplace has a high density, in which all people share the same facilities and the same breathe of air in one room.
The infection is generally caused by a variety of pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, ‘prion’, protozoa and fungi that enter the human body and then proliferate.
No one knows when a virus or bacteria that enter our bodies. Virus or bacteria enters the body, it will gradually multiply until eventually trigger signs of the disease. When it happens to your teammates, it will facilitate the spread of disease among the people in the workplace environment.
The infection process can be represented like a chain – if you can break the ‘link’ in the chain of transmission, the risk of infection can be controlled. You need to identify what might be the trigger, so it can help find the best way to prevent and control the risk of infection.
Understanding the stages of any disease transmission process is the key to how to understand and prevent the spread of infection. One effort that can be done to break the chain of transmission of infection in the workplace is to get healthy living and clean as washing hands.
Process of Disease Transmission
Pathogen (organism) can spread in different ways, and thus require different control strategies to address them. Here are some ways of disease transmission in the workplace that you should be aware of:
- Transmission through the air – including through air conditioner (AC), coughing or sneezing. When an infected person sneezes or coughs, they will release water vapor contamination and allows people around exposed bacteria.
- Kitchen equipment or contaminated food – someone pathogens in their saliva, bodily fluids or feces can infect food and contaminate various objects when their hands dirty.
- Contaminated surfaces such as door handles, elevator buttons, railings and other surfaces in the office may be ridden by pathogens.
- Skin contact (skin to skin contact) – multiple pathogens can be transferred through touch or by sharing personal items, clothing / objects, or even when shaking hands or kissing.
- Direct contact with body fluids – pathogens in urine, saliva, blood, feces can be transmitted to another person’s body through blisters, sores, or through the lining of the eyes and mouth. Insects can also be a media spreading the pathogen.
Stay alert Against Disease
The best way to control and prevent the transmission of infection in addition to healthy living is to begin to assume that everyone who is near you potentially infectious. This is better than you berangapan otherwise, and assume that all sterile.
Why should assume that? Because no one can really ensure that all their colleagues have strict hygienic practices. You also never know when one of your colleagues are sick or in the early stages of the disease often does not cause symptoms, but can pass on the disease.