Infection Control Health & Safety
Infection control and Health & Safety
ViRUSafe MAKING SURE INFECTION CONTROL IS NOT THE MISSING PIECE OF THE PUZZLE
Infection control is an issue of Health and Safety and is therefore, both an employer and employee responsibility.
The main provisions of Health and Safety legislation relate to infection control in a number of ways:
1. Organisms that can cause infection are subject to risk assessment under the COSHH regulations and Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulation 1992.
2. Various substances such as disinfectants used to prevent cross infection are subject to risk assessment prior to use. Health and Safety guidance highlights the importance of the risk assessment process i.e.
Identify the risk
The need to comply with Health and Safety regulations is law. They are there to protect your business, employees and you.