Daily Health Tips: How Can I Protect Myself From The Germs I Am Exposed To At Work?


Q: Hello Dr, my job is waste collection. I work with ministry of environment. What can I take to prevent infections from the constant inhaling of the waste I am exposed to?

A: Thanks for writing in. This is a very important question given that you are exposed to these conditions on a daily basis. This also important for the rest of us as we go about cleaning our environment especially over the weekends.

To start off, ensure that you are dressed appropriately with the right long sleeved overalls. These overalls are usually reflective and if they are not be sure to ask for a reflective vest. This makes you visible to other drivers and even the driver of your own garbage truck. Accidents have been known to occur where a person collecting waste is run over by their own duty truck! Ensure that you also wear gloves and heavy…

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