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CCOHS Launches Website Dedicated to Planning for Pandemic


The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has launched its newest public service – Pandemic Planning – a web portal to help inspire and enable people to plan and be better prepared for an influenza pandemic.

The world has faced several threats of pandemic over the last few years, and the World Health Organization predicts the occurrence of the next pandemic is just a matter of time. Planning for, being informed about and knowing what to do in a pandemic can help minimize the impact in our daily lives, work, and activities.

CCOHS created the Pandemic Planning website to provide a credible, single source of practical pandemic information and planning resources for businesses and workers, and make it widely available.

CCOHS developed practical content and tools for this resource-rich website, specifically for use in the community, at home, and at work. These pandemic planning resources are designed to be helpful and easy to use by businesses and employees in developing both personal and business pandemic plans. The goal is to provide information that can help keep workplaces healthy and working and people thriving during an influenza pandemic.

Pandemic Planning portal service features:

Credible guidance materials assembled and created by CCOHS
Free service, offered nationally and globally
Service in English and French
70 subject areas, displayed either by topic or in an A-Z list.
Information organized by topics, resource types under the following headings: Tools, Pandemic Links, At Home, At Work, Keeping Workplaces Working, and My Community
Canadians are encouraged to visit Pandemic Planning – accessible from the CCOHS website at http://www.ccohs.ca/pandemic/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Eleanor Westwood, Manager – Communications
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
905/572-2981, Ext. 4408 Email: mailto:eleanorw@ccohs.ca


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