The flu is highly contagious and spreads easily through droplets from coughing and sneezing. These droplets can settle onto hard surfaces, e.g. computers or doorknobs, and can then pass from hands to nose, mouth or eyes. Vaccination is the single best way to prevent the spread of the flu.
We’ve compiled a list of links that is useful for businesses in fire affected areas to help manage the risks to people and property. Please let us know if there are any other links you think we should add.
Organisations have a duty to ensure they provide a safe workplace, so far as reasonably practicable and this duty extends to managing exposure to bushfire smoke.
Workers with greater sensitivity, such as those with asthma, cardiac or pulmonary conditions or those conducting strenuous or prolonged work outside are at greatest risk, especially in hazardous levels.
WorkSafe Victoria has released guidance on bushfire smoke which outlines the general approach organisations should take to managing their workers exposure to bushfire smoke.