Why is it important to reduce cross-contamination in the workplace?
Infectious diseases are transmitted from person to person by direct or indirect contact. Transmission occurs when an infected person touches someone else e.g. handshake. Spray of droplets during coughing, sneezing and even speaking can also transmit the virus to others. Indirect transmission includes airborne transmission, contaminated objects as well as sharing food or water with the infected person.
Understanding how the transmission process and taking the right proactive steps including prevention habits can greatly reduce the risk in cross-contamination and the best prevention of an outbreak of disease.