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How Germs Get In

How Germs Get In! Through the NOSE and MOUTH Cold and flu viruses are breathed in and may infect the lungs. Through CUTS or breaks in the SKIN Whenever the skin is broken, including by accidental needle stick, there is increased risk of infection. MRSA Through the DIGESTIVE TRACT Consuming contaminated foods or drinks may cause infection with symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps. Your HANDS E. Coli, Shigella, Streptococci, Staphylococcus, and Influenza can all live on the toilet seat and other surfaces until your hands assist them in finding another way to invade your body by touching eyes, nose, or mouth. How To Prevent Wash your HANDS! Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. If you must, make sure you wash your hands first. If you have a respiratory infection, protect others by covering when you sneeze or cough. Be cautious with BODILY FLUIDS! Keep wounds clean by covering with a bandage. Dress your own cuts and scrapes whenever possible. Don't share towels or other personal items. Use OSHA approved disposal containers for all sharps and needles. 3 Follow FOOD SAFETY guidelines! Always wash your hands. Make sure restaurants you visit are following hygiene protocols, with posted signage reminding their employees to wash their hands. When in doubt, throw it out! 4 Avoid touching URINALS and TOILET SURFACES! Use a toilet seat cover when using the restroom. If made available, use surface sanitizer or surface sanitizing wipes to eliminate germs from bathroom surfaces first! Practice Good Hygiene ! There's no better way to prevent and control the spread of infection. When Washing Hands, Use SOAP and WARM WATER and scrub for at least 20 seconds before rinsing and use a paper towel to turn off the faucet when finished. This infection prevention message is brought to you by Workplace Essentials, a leading provider of hygiene and restroom services. Spread Hygiene, Not Germs! Workplace Essentials

How Germs Get In

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This infographic highlights some key ways that germs infiltrate your body.



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