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Tork UK: "Good workplace hygiene is..."
Tork UK: "Good workplace hygiene is..."
Tork UK: "Good workplace hygiene is..."
Tork UK: "Good workplace hygiene is..."
Tork UK: "Good workplace hygiene is..."
Tork UK: "Good workplace hygiene is..."
Tork UK: "Good workplace hygiene is..."
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The first installment of Tork UK's "Good workplace hygiene is..." digital presentation series. …

The first installment of Tork UK's "Good workplace hygiene is..." digital presentation series.

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  • 1. “Good workplace hygiene is...” ... saving your company money http://torkuk.wordpress.com/
  • 2. The cost of poor workplace hygiene: 7 key facts “Good workplace hygiene European workplaces are subject to ubiquitous hazards such as inadequate control measures, insufficient information when epidemics occur, poorly maintained air conditioning and moulds. #1 (Sources for these facts and figures can be found in the final slide)
  • 3. “Good workplace hygiene #2 In the European Union, 5000 workers die a year from communicable diseases acquired in the workplace.
  • 4. “Good workplace hygiene Work days lost due to infectious disease in 2007-8 in Great Britain included 154,000 days for men and 104,000 days for women. #3
  • 5. “Good workplace hygiene #4 Overall loss of output due to non-injury ill health was estimated to be between £7.1 and £10.2 billion in Great Britain in 2004.
  • 6. “Good workplace hygiene #5 The cost of an outbreak can rapidly reach six figures or more: analysis of a large cryptosporidiosis outbreak in the USA (around 403,000 cases) revealed an estimated overall loss in productivity of $64.6 million.
  • 7. “Good workplace hygiene #6 If a case of infection or an outbreak is perceived to be acquired at work, there is a risk of litigation with associated claims for compensation. For example, a large group action brought about by several victims of an outbreak can cost millions.
  • 8. “Good workplace hygiene #7 Serious communicable disease is not just a problem of the developing world; the burden of disease from ordinary indigenous infections is considerable. England and Wales in particular are facing new infections.
  • 9. The Implication? Companies cannot afford to be complacent when it comes to basic infection prevention measures... “Good workplace hygiene
  • 10. Facility managers… What measures are you taking to ensure good hygiene in your workplace? Tell us here: http://torkuk.wordpress.com In next week’s instalment: Four crucial steps to ensure good workplace hygiene “Good workplace hygiene
  • 11. “Good workplace hygiene Sources: #2 - European Agency for Safety and Health at Work: Expert forecast on Emerging Biological Risks related to Occupational Safety and Health Expert forecast on Emerging Biological Risks related to Occupational Safety and Health. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2007. ISBN 92-9191-130-5 http://osha.europa.eu/en/publications/reports/7606488 #3 - Health and Safety Executive (Gt Britain). Statistics on days off work and average days lost per case, 2007-8 http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/lfs/0708/typesex.3.htm #4 - Health and Safety Executive (Gt Britain). Interim update of the ‘Costs to Britain of Workplace Accidents and Work Related Ill Health, 2004. (www.hse.gov.uk) #5 - Corso PS, Kramer MH, Blair KA, Addiss DG, Davis JP, Haddix AC. Cost of illness in the 1993 waterborne Cryptosporidium outbreak, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Emerging Infectious Diseases 2003; 9(4): 426-431 #7 - Public Health Laboratory Service (England & Wales): Review of Communicable Diseases England and Wales. London: PHLS CDSC 2002 The full version of this Tork UK Report is available at http://www.tork.co.uk/media-bank/Publications/Tork-Report/

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