Infection Prevention and Control at Work: Basic Awareness (E-learning)


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 self-paced e-learning program equips workers with knowledge of how infections spread and what action can be taken to protect themselves and others from infectious hazards in the workplace.

Course Content

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
The course was designed without narration for the best learning experience.
Intended Audience: 
This course is relevant for all workers and supervisors, across all sectors in Ontario.


30 mins
Material(s) included with this course: 
Equipment needed: 
Desktop or laptop computer, and a high-speed wi-fi/internet connection.