There are many ways to keep yourself healthy. However, you may be worried whether there are practical ways of keeping you infection-free. The truth is that by making a few simple behavioral changes, you can probably minimize the spread of many infectious diseases that may end up being life-threatening. Here are a few practical tips you should adapt to lower risk of infection hence makes you stay safe.
Avoid sharing personal items
In kindergarten, you must have been taught about the importance of sharing. But this is not the case here, try as much as possible to keep personal things to yourself. Personal items which cannot be disinfected such as razors or toothbrush should not be shared at all cost. Other stuff like needles should never be shared as well, and once they are used, they must be appropriately disposed of immediately as a strategy of hazardous waste disposal and management.
Have you ever imagined the number of things you touch between handwashing? Some species of microbes can survive on an inert surface for a few seconds to several months. Surprisingly, many people have no idea of the best way to clean their hands effectively. You should wash your hand vigorously and thoroughly with soap and a lot of running water for at least 20 seconds, after which you then dry your hand correctly using a dry towel or air drying. In a situation where running water is not available, an alcohol-based hand gel is enough.
Ensure you are Vaccinated
Your body has a protective system called an immune system that is designed to remember previous infections. This means that, when the body encounters a microbe that previously has resulted in infection, it enhances its production of white blood cells and antibodies to prevent disease a second time. However, with vaccinations, you put your body into thinking that it has been infected by a particular microbe, hence developing its protective mechanism with subsequent infection. Therefore seek proper immunizations your body needs to protect you and those around you.
Proper Waste Disposal
Infectious waste material is a high categorical risk. The materials contained in one place increases the chances of multiplying the presence of infectious bacteria. Infectious waste is anything contaminated with a human fluid like blood, saliva, waste products. These substances can contaminate any object. It is, therefore, of paramount importance to responsibly dispose of or sanitize anything that has been infected. Remember to wear your protective equipment whenever handling waste and wash your hands properly afterward. Ensure you follow the procedures and training contained in the manuals provided.
To achieve hazardous waste disposal and management, ensure specific bio-hazard containers, as well as non-puncture, are available for holding infectious materials, like blades, syringes, bandages, soiled clothing, and materials used to clean wounds. Use these materials as per the information provided. You should read carefully understand the instructions about where to destroy certain materials if the need arises and where to deposit containers or bags for collection.