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Document ID (ISN)107818
CIS number 08-469
Year 2007
Convention or series no. OSHA 3327-02N 2007
Title Guidance on preparing workplaces for an influenza pandemic
Bibliographic information Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210, USA, 2007. 43p. Illus.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract A worldwide influenza pandemic could have a major effect on the global economy, including travel, trade, tourism, food, consumption, investment and financial markets. Planning for pandemic influenza by business and industry is essential to minimize a pandemic's impact. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) therefore developed this pandemic influenza planning guidance based upon traditional infection control and industrial hygiene practices. Topics addressed: how a severe pandemic influenza could affect workplaces; how influenza can spread between people, classifying employee exposure to pandemic influenza at work, how to maintain operations during a pandemic, how organizations can protect their employees; steps every employer can take to reduce the risk of exposure to pandemic influenza in their workplace; what employees living abroad or who travel internationally for work should know.
Descriptors (primary) plant health organization; influenza; USA; safety planning; work organization; infection control; biological hazards; avian influenza
Descriptors (secondary) public OSH institutions; zoonoses; contagion; work efficiency; infectious diseases; safety guides; limitation of exposure; economic aspects; hazard evaluation; emergency organization; risk factors; virus diseases
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Influenza
Viral diseases (other than aids)
Safety programmes
Occupational health services
Biological hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases