Information to help you navigate the pandemic

The AIOH's vision has always been a healthy workplace for all. This is now more important than ever, and the AIOH wishes to acknowledge that the impact COVID-19 has had on our members. We are here for you, every step of the way.
To support our members, we’ve curated a collection of commonly cited articles, guidelines and tools that are commonly called upon as reference material or that may be useful. If you notice something missing, please let us know by sending us an email and we’ll review and update our resources right away.

Emerging Research & Best Practice

Want to share best practice with respect to infection control through the sharing of emerging research or regulatory / industry guidelines and best practice?

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The group also provides a forum most relevant to professionals working in the fields of: Non-industrial building air quality investigations; Mould and moisture testing and assessment; Clean-up after fire, flood and/or water damage; and, Clandestine drug laboratory assessment, remediation, and validation.

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Government Information for Workplaces

International Agencies

COVID-19 Resources

Construction

Victorian Building Authority VBA guideline for contractors and trades managing their risk of exposure to Coronavirus (COVID-19), 2020

 

Healthcare

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care NSQHS May 2021

COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce, Australian Guidelines for SARS-CoV-2 infection prevention and control of COVID-19 in healthcare workers June 2021

Respirators, face masks, and their risk reductions via multiple transmission routes for first responders within an ambulance

Estimating the burden of COVID-19 on the Australian healthcare workers and health system during the first six months of the pandemic

Hearing the voices of Australian healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

Preparing for a COVID-19 pandemic: a review of operating room outbreak response measures in a large tertiary hospital in Singapore

 

Schools

AIRAH COVID-19 Guidance for School Buildings advice document and infographic

Association Between K–12 School Mask Policies and School-Associated COVID-19 Outbreaks — Maricopa and Pima Counties, Arizona, July–August 2021

CDC Ventilation in Schools and Childcare programs, February 2021

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 5-step guide to checking ventilation rates in classrooms, August 2020

Mask Use and Ventilation Improvements to Reduce COVID-19 Incidence in Elementary Schools — Georgia, November 16–December 11, 2020

Pediatric COVID-19 Cases in Counties With and Without School Mask Requirements — United States, July 1–September 4, 2021

Ventilation procedures to minimize the airborne transmission of viruses in classrooms

AIHRA Guidance Document for Primary and Secondary Schools COVID-19 Ventilation Optimisation, November 2021

 

Transport

Community Outbreak Investigation of SARS-CoV-2 Transmission Among Bus Riders in Eastern China

Tracing surface and airborne SARS-CoV-2 RNA inside public buses and subway trains

 

Choir

Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 by inhalation of respiratory aerosol in the Skagit Valley Chorale superspreading event

 

Gyms

Ventilation and air cleaning to limit aerosol particle concentrations in a gym during the COVID-19 pandemic

Daily podcast with Dr. Norman Swan - a break down the latest news and research to help you understand how the world is living through an epidemic.

Listen to the podcast by clicking the image or on your favourite streaming service.

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Credit Safe Work Australia.

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The latest Government COVID Updates

Coronavirus App

Stay up to date with official information and advice about the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. You can check your symptoms and get notified when urgent information and updates are published.

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WhatsApp Channel for COVID-19

Learn the latest on Australia's response to coronavirus (COVID-19). If you're already a WhatsApp user you can send a message to the channel to connect. If you don't have WhatsApp, download the app to join the channel.

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