About the virus, its effects and how to prevent CMV in the child care industry.
Animal diseases include Hendra virus, influenza, Q fever, Australian bat lyssavirus and handling bats, Leptospirosis, Hydatid disease, Psittacosis and Toxoplasmosis.
The risk of Ebolavirus disease (EVD) in Australia is low, however healthcare agencies are currently developing EVD preparedness plans to ensure that any potential cases can be managed safely. For more information on EVD, visit the Department of Health.
Managing the risks of diseases in the child care industry through immunisation or vaccination
Workers who are involved with flood recovery and response work may be exposed to infection risks from contact with contaminated floodwater, soil and mud.
Resources to help prevent the spread of flu at work.
Guide to Legionella control in cooling water systems, including cooling towers (PDF, 472.21 KB)
A guide to help manage and minimise the risk of Legionella at work.
Legionella bacteria are found in the environment. Human infection is most commonly caused by Legionella pneumophila found in man-made water systems such as cooling towers and spas, and Legionella longbeachae found in potting mix and compost.
Mould is a type of fungus that is found everywhere, outdoors and indoors.
Working with soil and surface water, especially after high rainfall, can expose workers to melioidosis.
Skin infections are caused by germs, including some types of bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites.
Work with sewage, including untreated (raw) sewage, sludge, effluent water, grit, septic tank waste and biosolids, can expose workers to infection risks.
Health and safety information for skin penetrating injuries, sharps and needlestick injuries.
- Last updated
- 11 March 2020