Online Safety Community

World Health Organization Calls Swine Flu Outbreak a Pandemic

Cross posted from: http://safetyphoenix.blogspot.com/
From: http://www.washingtonpost.com
The World Health Organization yesterday declared the seven-week-old outbreak of the novel H1N1 influenza virus a pandemic, marking it as a historic global health event, one whose consequences may not be known for years. The announcement -- expected for weeks but made with some reluctance -- essentially warns the WHO's 194 member nations to get ready for the new flu strain, which is likely to infect as much as one-third of the population in the first wave and return in later waves that may be more severe. read more here.
While this strain of the flu is still mild, it could mutaute into something more deadly. It is a definite wake-up call to workplaces to prepare a Pandemic Plan. Businesses and organizations need to consider how a pandemic will affect business continuity. How would a business continue day to day operations if much of their workforce were sick?

If your company still does not have a pandemic plan, now is the time to do so. A quick Google search of "Pandemic Preparedness Plan" will result in excellent ideas and tutorials to make the task easier.

Views: 7

Tags: N1H1, flu, pandemic, preparedness, swine

Comment

You need to be a member of Online Safety Community to add comments!

Join Online Safety Community

Take our poll!

Take our poll!

Latest Activity

David Collins posted blog posts
Wednesday
Alexwood posted events
Monday
ezcertifications posted events
Monday
ezcertifications updated an event

PMP certification training in UAE,Abu Dhabi at UAE,Abu Dhabi

November 16, 2014 at 9am to November 19, 2014 at 6pm
EZcertifications would like to present to you our upcoming 4 day PMP Boot Camp in:   Location: UAE,Abu Dhabi   Date:  Nov -  16th - 19th - 2014This is an Instructor-led Classroom Training which will help you to prepare for the PMP examination conducted by PMI, USA. For your convenience, we conduct PMP Classroom Training every month! If you can’t make this one, join us next month!…See More
Monday

Forum

What's your favorite motivational/safety quote? 77 Replies

Favorite Motivational Quote: If you want something, you'll find a way - If not, you'll find an excuse.Favorite Safety Quote: Don't learn safety by accident!Continue

Started by Michelle Sears. Last reply by David Collins on Thursday.

Images related to safety 27 Replies

Continue

Started by Arnold Brame. Last reply by Arnold Brame Oct 15.

SafetyCommunity members on Twitter 31 Replies

I am seeing more and more health and safety professionals on Twitter sharing information, articles and links about workplace safety. In fact, you can now follow Ansell (creator of this fine social…Continue

Tags: Facebook, Ansell, Twitter

Started by Lara Kretler. Last reply by Arnold Brame Sep 27.

2 Safety Jobs available now

Jobs Available - 2 Safety Positions available nowCSP SSHO Position…Continue

Tags: Jobs

Started by Douglas Ryan Sep 19.

Our Safety in Their Hands 13 Replies

This thought provoking workplace safety infographic features the top 5 organizations that have made the biggest impact on occupational health and safety. It features the U.S governments OSHA,…Continue

Started by Lorenzo Miguel. Last reply by Arnold Brame Sep 15.

Badge

Loading…

© 2014   Created by Safety Community.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service