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Infection Control Prevention in the Workplace

  • Brennan's Party Center 13000 Triskett Road Cleveland, OH, 44111 United States (map)


Mathew Johnson, RS, MPH

Program Manager

Cuyahoga County Board of Health  
November 14, 2018

Luncheon Meeting – 11:30 a.m. til 1 p.m.

Brennan’s Party Center

 13000 Triskett Road, Cleveland, 44111

 Consider the numerous times you have come to work while sick. You are feeling under the weather, but you have so much work to do, phone calls to return, deadlines to meet, so the show must go on. Rarely does the notion of spreading germs cross your mind. Unfortunately, this scenario is all too common and is one of the reasons infectious diseases spread so rapidly in the workplace.

 Matt will discuss: Influenza – what it is and what it is not, and Influenza prevention, Noro-like viruses, Antibiotic resistant Staph bacteria, The Here and Now on Measles, The Five “No-No’s” of sensitive occupations and tips for the workplace. He will talk about what is contagious, how are germs spread and how to protect yourself.

 Matt Johnson is a Program Manager with the Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) which serves the Greater Cleveland, Ohio area.   An environmental public health professional for over 22 years, Matt has experience with a broad range of environmental health issues.   Much of his work is in consulting K-12 schools on environmental health topics such as: food safety, indoor air quality, chemical safety and management, pool management, playground safety, mold and moisture, and communicable disease prevention (MRSA, Flu, Noroviruses, etc.).   He oversees the implementation of the enforcement of the Ohio Smoke Free Workers Act in three counties and the CCBH Body Art Program.  As a Fellow in EPHLI’s Cohort VI, Matt’s Leadership Project was titled Public Recognition and Perceived Value of the Environmental Public Health System.

Matt is a Past President of the Ohio Environmental Health Association which works to advocate for and promote good governance of Ohio’s environmental health issues. 

The cost for members is $22 and $27 for non-members.  For those who chose to pay at the door, you may pay only by cash or check; no credit cards will be accepted.  All attendees must make their payment on or before the meeting, members cannot request to be invoiced.  Anyone making a reservation and do not attend without making a proper cancelation will be charged for the meeting.  This meeting qualifies as 1 of the 10 meetings that are required under the BWC’s Safety Council Rebate Program.   

IMPORTANT – For your organization to receive credit for attending the meeting you must stay until the end.   If you leave early, your organization may not receive credit for the meeting.