Workplace Strategies for Pandemic Preparedness
From Workplace Safety
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has developed strategies to address epidemic and pandemic outbreaks; however, they also stress that prevention training and crisis planning is a corporate social responsibility. Pandemic Preparedness features five segments modeled after the Homeland Security Pandemic Plan. Participants will discover how to prepare for a pandemic, what to be aware of, how to prevent contracting and spreading viruses, and how to assist the community in the event of an epidemic or pandemic spread. Businesses that provide critical services including healthcare, telecommunications, electricity, and other vital utilities have an imperative responsibility to create a business continuity plan ensuring limited service disruptions in the event of a pandemic. Your employees, your customers and your community all depend on you to remain in operation during critical times. (13 minutes)
To sustain operational continuity through the onset of a global pandemic, employees must understand not only the health issues, but also the possible disruptions of essential services and of the organization’s workflow. They must be prepared to execute the strategies and practices that will minimize the impacts on production and human welfare. This training kit is designed to help business, industry and government facilities prepare for and mitigate the almost inevitable impacts of an influenza pandemic. 'Workplace Strategies for Pandemic Preparedness' focuses on the five topics identified in the Homeland Security Council's National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza: Implementation Plan. The kit contains OSHA's 'Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for an Influenza Pandemic', pamphlet #3327 (while supplies last).