OSHA Provides Online Resources to Help Employers Combat Ebola Outbreak in Workplace

Fortunately there’s only one known case of a U.S. resident contracting the Ebola virus–the nurse in Dallas who was part of the treatment team for the man who died from the disease.

But that shouldn’t stop employers from considering what their response would be to an Ebola outbreak at their workplace.

To help employers prepare for the possibility, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has a Protecting Workers From Ebola Virus Web page, chock full of helpful information about the virus and how to prevent its spread and response to an emergency.

Click on the OSHA Ebola and Health Safety Topics page for introductory information on the virus and how it is transmitted. On this page you’ll also find a link to Standards for Protecting Workers From the Ebola Virus, which also has information on state safety standards.

There’s also a link to the Centers for Disease Control Ebola page.

With Ebola or any communicable disease, it’s better to be prepared so if the worst happens your workplace will be ready to respond effectively.


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