Pandemic Influenza Planning

This course is offered anywhere in Ontario
  • Language: English
  • Duration: 45 minutes

Pandemics have been around for at least 400 years. In the past century alone, there have been three pandemics and several pandemic threats. These worldwide epidemics create high rates of serious illness and death, along with global social and economic disruption. Because pandemics are unpredictable and occur with little warning, contingency planning must be in place to reduce the potentially damaging effects of an influenza pandemic.

This online course, designed for employers, supervisors, JHSC members and workers addresses:
The content includes:

  • The difference between pandemic and epidemic
  • The 6 Phases of pandemic
  • Common respiratory illnesses
  • The difference between a common cold and influenza
  • Strategies for contingency planning, planning assumptions, containment activities and social distancing
  • Infection control strategies at work
  • Personal preventative steps to take (e.g. lifestyle choices, hygiene, vaccinations)