This guideline covers as many different subjects as possible that can occur at events. However, it is possible that activities or actions will take place at your event that may cause an infection risk, but are not mentioned in this guideline. In that case, you can use other guidelines, such as other guidelines from the LCHV National Center for Hygiene and Safety, or seek advice from the corporation in your region. With the free bloodborne pathogens training you can now have the best choices.
Hygiene and pathogens
Good hygiene prevents the spread of microorganisms. Examples of micro-organisms are bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. Most are harmless or even useful to humans, but some can cause illnesses. Through contact between people, these pathogens can spread from one person to another.
How do pathogens spread?
Pathogens spread in the following ways:
- Through the hands,
- Via body fluids (stools, urine, blood, wound fluid,