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  • Head Lice

    … as common. When lice crawl, or nits attached to hair that has been shed hatch, they can get on clothing or belongings. Examples include hats, scarves, coats, combs, brushes, towels, and … or hair ribbons. Avoid close contact with infested people and their belongings, especially clothing, hats, brushes, combs, towels, and bedding. Clothing, linen, or cloth toys that an infested person has used should be washed in hot water and …
    • Updated on September 02, 2021.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Environmental Health

    … contact control practices that prevent contamination of the skin, eyes, mucous membranes, and clothing. These precautions should be observed when contact with potentially hazardous materials, … there is a possibility of debris, dirt, or other hazardous substance causing contamination of clothing and shoes.  A respirator (N95 or higher) may be worn for situations involving airborne … investigation of human health hazards often requires the wearing of common PPE and protective clothing to protect feet (boots or heavy shoes), eyes (safety glasses), hands (safety gloves, …
    • Updated on January 05, 2023.
  • MRSA Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus: Frequently Asked Questions

    … in the hospital to prevent the spread of MRSA to other patients from contaminated hands and clothing of health care workers. This is especially important because sick people are at higher … with clean, dry dressings or bandages Do not share personal items such as razors, towels, or clothing Do not touch other people's skin infections Routinely clean surfaces that have frequent … in which someone has MRSA? The normal laundry process reduces the number of germs found on clothing, towels, and sheets, so if there is no visible soiling of these items used by someone …
    • Updated on March 14, 2023.
  • Cleaning Mold In Your Home

    … and cleaning CAUTION: The bleach solution is irritating and harmful to the skin, eyes, and clothing. Avoid direct contact with the bleach by wearing rubber gloves, respirator and goggles …
    • Updated on January 12, 2023.
  • Adult Lead For Health Professionals

    • Updated on August 30, 2022.
  • First Human Case of West Nile Virus in Wisconsin

    … insect repellent with DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR3535 to exposed skin and clothing. Prior to heading outdoors, treat clothing with permethrin; do not apply permethrin directly to skin. Consider rescheduling outdoor …
    • Updated on October 03, 2022.
  • Extreme Heat Preparedness in Milwaukee

    … on your neighbors. Drink lots of water, take cool showers, and wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing. Find somewhere with air conditioning, like the library, mall, movie theater, or …
    • Updated on June 15, 2022.
  • Pediculosis - Body Lice

    … infestation) Pediculosis is an infestation of lice. Body lice infestations occur primarily on clothing, especially along the seams of inner surfaces and the adjacent area of the skin. …
    • Updated on September 02, 2021.
  • Treated Wood Products

    … Wear a dust mask if there is frequent or prolonged exposure to sawdust. Wash hands and clothing immediately after completing the work. Do not use treated wood for countertops, cutting …
    • Updated on June 16, 2022.
  • Formaldehyde

    … may release formaldehyde into the air. Formaldehyde is used to make fabrics in permanent-press clothing and draperies, and was in foam insulation products that were common during the 1970s. …
    • Updated on August 12, 2022.
  • Two Animals Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Wisconsin

    … insect repellent with DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR3535 to exposed skin and clothing. Prior to heading outdoors, treat clothing with permethrin; do not apply permethrin directly to skin. Consider rescheduling outdoor …
    • Updated on September 02, 2022.
  • PPE Training, Education, and References

    … in Households Recommendations for the Selection and Use of Respirators and Protective Clothing for Protection Against Biological Agents IOM hears diverse findings on PPE for flu If …
    • Updated on August 03, 2022.
  • Zika Information for Travelers

    … . Wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, socks, and shoes. Mosquitoes may bite through thin clothing, so spraying clothes with an insecticide (e.g., permethrin) or repellent (e.g., DEET) …
    • Updated on August 12, 2022.
  • Ringworm

    … spread by touching objects used by an infected person, such as hair brushes, barber clippers, clothing, towels, shower stalls, and benches. People who use public showers or locker rooms are … them clean. Wear breathable shoes. Change socks and underwear at least once a day. Don't share clothing, towels, sheets, or personal items with someone who has ringworm. Wash hands properly …
    • Updated on June 15, 2022.
  • Winter Safety Measures for Health Care Providers

    … who leave a warm environment unsupervised and unnoticed; persons with inadequate food, clothing or heating; infants sleeping in cold bedrooms; persons who remain outdoors for long … 911. While waiting for medical assistance, get the person to a warm area and remove any wet clothing. Warm the center of the body first - chest, neck, head and groin - using an electric … blanket, if available. Or use skin-to-skin contact under loose, dry layers of blankets, clothing, towels, or sheets. Warm beverages can help increase the body temperature. Do not try to …
    • Updated on January 27, 2023.
  • Adult Protective Services: Definitions

    … secure or maintain adequate care, services, or supervision for an individual, including food, clothing, shelter, or physical or mental health care, and creating significant risk or danger to … for his or her own care but fails to obtain adequate care, including food, shelter, clothing, or medical or dental care. (Wis. Stat. §46.90(1)(g)) Adult Protective Services (APS) – …
    • Updated on October 17, 2022.
  • Emergency Preparedness, Prevention and Safety

    … Prevention Act: EpiPen use OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan High Visibility Clothing Infection prevention guidelines TB testing and guidelines for EMS personnel Best …
    • Updated on August 24, 2016.
  • MMHI: Prohibited Items at Maximum Security Units

    … transmitter MTU Plastic bags or trash liners All belts Items that will be inspected Personal clothing Suitcases Jewelry Cash Gum Clay …
    • Updated on January 05, 2021.
Last revised March 30, 2023