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Pandemic Planning
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Course Details

Course Description

Planning for a pandemic is essential. Being informed and prepared will help minimize the impact in our daily lives. This course will help organizations understand the issues that need to be considered during pandemic, and the importance of being prepared. It emphasizes steps that workplaces can take to plan for employee absences, describes the elements of a business continuity plan, as well as actions that may help slow the spread of the virus and keep employees healthier.

This course expands on information in the free introductory Pandemic Awareness course.

The course features case studies, review quizzes, and “Ask a Question”. Those who score at least 80% on the final exam will be able to print a certificate of completion.

Topics include:

  • What is a pandemic?
  • The influenza virus and how it spreads
  • Why prepare?
  • Business continuity plan
  • Health and safety concerns when working at home
  • Staying healthy
  • Being prepared at home
  • Helping your community
  • Finding reliable information

Upon completion of this course, you will:

  • Know the main characteristics of an influenza (flu) pandemic
  • Understand how the flu virus spreads
  • Be able to establish a business continuity plan to help prepare your workplace
  • Know health and safety concerns about working at home
  • Know ways to help stay healthy
  • Be prepared at home and in your community
  • Be able to find reliable information during a pandemic

Average time to complete this course is approximately 1 hour.

Target Audience

  • All workers
  • Managers and supervisors and those with planning responsibilities
  • Anyone wanting to learn about planning for a pandemic.

Prerequisite

None

Delivery Method

This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.

Registration

Registration for this course is provided online, or by contacting Client Services or calling 1-800-668-4284.


Review Process

CCOHS courses are unique in that they are developed by subject specialists in the field, and reviewed by representatives from labour, employers and government to ensure the content and approach are unbiased and credible.


VuBiz Partnership

We partnered with Vubiz - an international leader in e-learning development - to create this e-course.

Vubiz offers other related e-learning courses that may also be of interest to you. Read about them in the Vubiz Catalogue of e-learning courses.


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