A medical condition prescribed under the Public Health Regulation 2005 (Qld) as a contagious condition. The medical conditions currently listed as contagious conditions are - Diphtheria, Enterovirus 71 (EV71), Gastroenteritis, Haemophilus influenzae type b, Hepatitis A, Measles, Meningococcal infection (invasive), Paratyphoid, Pertussis (whooping cough), Poliomyelitis – wild type and vaccine associated, Tuberculosis, Typhoid, Varicella – zoster virus infection (chickenpox).
People who are at the worksite, who are not staff or students. This is generally volunteers, visitors and contractors.
Standard precautions are work practices that assume that all blood and body fluids are potentially infectious. Standard precautions should be used as a first-line approach to preventing infection and should be adopted for contact with all blood and body fluids.
Standard precautions include:
- good hygiene practices, including hand washing
- use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
- appropriate handling and disposal of sharps and other infectious waste
- appropriate cleaning and disinfection of contaminated items