infectious disease

New tools to handle infectious disease outbreaks

Monday, November 20, 2017

As flu season kicks off, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has released a microsite full of tools and resources to help workplaces and communities minimize the impact of flu and infectious disease outbreaks.

The Flu and Infectious Disease Outbreaks site provides information, tips and resources intended to help keep workplaces operational and people healthy, working and thriving during a widespread flu outbreak or a pandemic.

The mobile-friendly website acts as a gateway to information from credible sources across Canada on topics such as business continuity planning, infection prevention and control and personal protective equipment.

“The time to start thinking about and preparing for a flu outbreak is now, before flu season kicks into high gear,” said Gareth Jones, acting president and CEO at CCOHS. “And in turning our attention to the flu season, we should also remind ourselves of the importance of building contingency plans that maintain business continuity should employees become ill and have to remain at home.”

The Flu and Infectious Disease Outbreaks website can be found at www.ccohs.ca/outbreaks.

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