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Document ID (ISN)102031
CIS number 03-1434
ISSN - Serial title 0044-5878 - Accident Prevention
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rogers M.
Title Lessons learned from SARS
Bibliographic information Sep.-Oct. 2003, Vol.50, No.5, p.12-17, 36-37. Illus.
Abstract This article presents examples of how the Canadian operations of several multinational enterprises with frequent contact with East Asia reacted to the threat of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) among their employees. It outlines the main preventive actions that need to be taken in the event of a new outbreak of SARS. These include hazard evaluation, identification of alternatives such as home work and developing a human resource policy response addressing the issues of absenteeism, safety and health, commuting and travel. Guidance aimed at employers and employees on the main control measures of infectious diseases are also provided, in the form of check lists.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; plant health organization; Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome; electronics industry; contagion; infectious diseases; respiratory diseases; viruses
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities of employers; Canada; commuting; home work; responsibilities of employees; personal hygiene; hazard evaluation; check lists; sickness absenteeism
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Electronics industry
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment
Occupational health services