Ontario

Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) at Work: Basic Awareness - Online

This free 30-minute eLearning program provides a high level overview of infection prevention and control, how infections are spread and steps workers can take to prevent and control the spread of infections. The training is applicable to all sectors and every type of workplace. The course was developed by Public Services Health and Safety Association (PSHSA) with support from infection control consultants and epidemiologists in the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD).

Though often invisible to the naked eye, infectious hazards can have a devastating impact on our health. Infectious hazards may exist in any type of workplace. It is everyone’s responsibility (e.g. employer, supervisor and worker) to recognize and control these hazards with the same diligence as other workplace health and safety hazards.

Developed in consultation with infection control consultants and epidemiologists, this free, 30-minute eLearning program will equip workers with knowledge in how infections spread and what action can be taken to protect themselves and others from infectious hazards in the workplace. Follow the link below to access IHSA’s site and take the training (you will be asked to register on IHSA’s website).

This course will teach you:

  • What Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) is and why it is important
  • How infections are spread
  • What steps you and others can take to prevent and control infections in the workplace