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Workplace and Business Planning

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In the event of pandemic influenza, businesses will play a key role
in protecting employees' health and safety as well as limiting the negative impact to the economy and society. Planning for pandemic influenza is critical. To assist you in your efforts, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have developed the following checklist for large businesses, identifying important, specific activities large businesses can do now to prepare (many of which will also help in other emergencies). Further information can be found at www.pandemicflu.gov and www.cdc.gov/business. Also, the US Chamber of Commerce has a website devoted to pandemic planning

Workplace Planning: www.pandemicflu.gov/plan/workplaceplanning/index.html

Business Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist in html format: www.pandemicflu.gov/plan/workplaceplanning/businesschecklist.html

Business Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist in .pdf format: www.pandemicflu.gov/plan/pdf/businesschecklist.pdf

US Chamber of Commerce Website Devoted to Pandemic Planning: www.uschamber.com/issues/index/defense/pandemic_influenza.htm



Infection Control in the Workplace

The US Department of Labor and the CDC provide guidance and recommendations on infection control in the workplace, including information on engineering controls, work practices, and personal protective equipment, such as respirators and surgical masks.

Preparing Workplaces for an Influenza Pandemic in html format: www.osha.gov/Publications/influenza_pandemic.html

Preparing Workplaces for an Influenza Pandemic in .pdf format: www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3327pandemic.pdf

Guidance for Protecting Employees Against Avian Flu in html format: www.osha.gov/dsg/guidance/avian-flu.html

Guidance for Protecting Employees Against Avian Flu in html format (SPANISH - ESPAÑOL): www.osha.gov/dsg/guidance/avian-flu.html

Stopping the Spread of Germs At Work in html format: www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/stopgerms.htm

Stopping the Spread of Germs At Work in .pdf format: www.cdc.gov/bam/body/GermStopper_Color_LR.pdf

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