To reduce the impact of pandemics such as COVID-19 on businesses, workers, customers, and the public, it is vital to prepare and plan as far in advance as possible of potentially worsening outbreak conditions. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration has made recommendations to all companies in regard to this and other pandemics. Areas of concern include exposure risks, sources of exposure, and routes of transmission.
Pandemic planning is based on traditional infection prevention and industrial hygiene practices, focusing on engineering, administrative, and work practice controls and personal protective equipment use. Employers and employees should use this training guide to help identify risk levels in workplace settings, determine any appropriate control measures to implement, and take the necessary steps to ensure a safe workplace for all.
This training program will highlight the different areas of Pandemic preparedness including:
- COVID-19 Information
- Resources for current Information
- Steps to reduce workplace exposure
- Identify and isolate sick employees or others at the workplace
- Implement workplace controls
- Following existing OSHA standards
- Classifying worker exposure to infectious diseases
The following are free previews of the Workplace Infectious Disease Control Safety Training videos: