The Need For Change

Transmission – The “Gateway” to infection and Illness

DIRECT CONTACT

Infectious germs are often spread through direct contact. Types of direct contact include:

PERSON-TO-PERSON CONTACT

Infectious germs are commonly transmitted through direct person-to-person contact. Transmission occurs when an infected person touches or exchanges body fluids with someone else.

DROPLET SPREAD

The spray of droplets during coughing and sneezing can spread an infectious disease. You can even infect another person through droplets created when you speak. Since droplets fall to the ground within a few feet, this type of transmission requires close proximity.

INDIRECT CONTACT

Infectious germs can also be spread indirectly through the air and other mechanisms. For example:

AIRBORNE TRANSMISSION

Some infectious agents can travel long distances and remain suspended in the air for an extended period of time.

CONTAMINATED SURFACES

Infectious germs can live on most surfaces for a long time. If you touch an object, such as a door handle, armrest or a computer key board, soon after an infected person, you might be exposed to infection.

Transmission could then occur when you touch your mouth, nose, or eyes before thoroughly washing your hands.

An imperfect
system of hygiene

Each transmission risk has associated dual control measures to limit or eliminate the risk of infection.

Except cross-contamination.

The imperfect nature of constant cleaning does not resolve the risk in between scheduled cleans and does not address the fact there are no dual-redundancy controls.

For businesses relying on in-store or in-person attendance and interaction or in public transport vehicles, vessels or aircraft, and passenger terminals, an incomplete solution will affect
consumer confidence in your businesses’ ability to protect them while in your environment.

Hygiene Labs™ specifically focuses on measures to strengthen controls against cross-contamination.
It closes the loop and creates a protective shield to significantly reduce or eliminate the risk of cross-contamination.
WHY IS HYGIENE LABS SO IMPORTANT?
FAILURE TO REDUCE TRANSMISSION

COST ON THE ECONOMY

Infectious germs accounts for an economic burden to the Australian economy of $117 Billion each year.

COST ON PRODUCTIVITY

The cost of a single virus is shown to be on average $898USD to employers, per employee, per annum in lost productivity.

PUBLIC PERCEPTION

For businesses relying on in-store or in-person attendance and interaction, an incomplete solution will affect consumer confidence in your businesses’ ability to protect them while in your environment.

LIABILITY

With OH&S and risk management at the forefront of workplace readiness moving forward, a series of redundancies and control measures insulates businesses and decision makers from future incidents concerning outbreaks.

CRITICAL AND COMPLEX INFRASTRUCTURE

The risk to critical workers including defence, health, law and order are greater than to others. Often in enclosed and shared working environments, not only is there an increased risk of infection but a risk to mission critical infrastructure experiencing depleted capability in the event of a contained outbreak among staff. A particular concern for frontline and defence operations.