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Pandemic Awareness

Pandemic Awareness

Most of our lives are a combination of work, family and community involvement. A pandemic can affect all of these areas. Being informed and knowing what to do during a pandemic can help minimize the impact. This free course describes what a pandemic is, how an influenza virus spreads, and the impact a pandemic may have on workplaces, our communities and us.

Duration: 30 Minutes
Price per person: Free

Overview

Most of our lives are a combination of work, family and community involvement. A pandemic can affect all of these areas. Being informed and knowing what to do during a pandemic can help minimize the impact. This free course describes what a pandemic is, how an influenza virus spreads, and the impact a pandemic may have on workplaces, our communities and us.

Learn what to do during a pandemic.

This course complements the one-hour Pandemic Planning course which outlines how having a business continuity plan will reduce the impact of a pandemic on both the employees and organization.

What topics will be covered?
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  • What is a pandemic?
  • The influenza virus and how it spreads
  • Being prepared
  • What might happen
  • What can we do?
  • Staying healthy
  • How to help stop the spread of the virus
What are the benefits?
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Upon completion of this course, you will:

  • Know the main characteristics of an influenza (flu) pandemic
  • Understand how the flu virus spreads
  • Understand the impact of pandemic on your workplace, home and community
  • Know ways to help stay healthy and reduce the spread of the virus
  • Know how to be prepared at home and in your community
  • Be able to find reliable information during a pandemic
Who is this recommended for?
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  • All workers, including supervisors and managers
  • Anyone wanting to learn more about influenza pandemic
How can training be delivered?
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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.

Content for this course was developed by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), and reviewed by labour, employer and government representatives to ensure a balanced perspective.

Item Number: PANAWR-P1396EN