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Cytomegalovirus (CMV) in early childhood education and care services

About the virus, its effects and how to prevent CMV in the child care industry.

Diseases from animals

Animal diseases include Hendra virus, influenza, Q fever, Australian bat lyssavirus and handling bats, Leptospirosis, Hydatid disease , Psittacosis and Toxoplasmosis.

Ebolavirus disease (EVD)

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 Federal Department of Health.

Immunisation in early childhood education and care services

Managing the risks of diseases in the child care industry through immunisation or vaccination

Influenza

Resources to help prevent the spread of flu at work.

Legionnaires’ disease

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.

Mosquito borne diseases

Resources to help prevent the spread of mosquito borne diseases at work.

Zika is a mosquito borne virus that is closely related to dengue fever. Find out more about Zika virus.

Skin penetrating injuries

Health and safety information for skin penetrating injuries, sharps and needlestick injuries.

Infection risks from flood recovery and response work

Workers who are involved with flood recovery and response work may be exposed to infection risks from contact with contaminated floodwater, soil and mud.

Last updated
13 December 2018

Register for a free information session

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists will deliver 10 information sessions across the state.

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Free information session

Lend Lease reaps benefit of helping motivated injured workers recover at work

Property and infrastructure group, Lend Lease is giving injured workers a new lease on life and rehabilitating them back to work sooner through WorkCover Queensland's Recover at Work host employment program.

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Lend Lease and Recover at Work