A Pandemic is a global disease outbreak. It is determined as an outbreak by how the disease spreads, not how many deaths it causes.
When a new influenza A emerges, a flu pandemic can occur. Because the virus is new, the human population has little to no immunity against it. The virus spreads quickly from person-to-person worldwide.
In a flue pandemic, employers play a key role in protecting employees' health and safety. Organizations can help limit any negative impact on the economy and society as well. As with any emergency situation, having a contingency plan is essential.
A good resource can be found athttp://www.flu.gov/planning-preparedness/business/businesschecklist.pdf
In the event that an employee, client or guest experiences a medical emergency:
- You need medical assistance
- Location (address, floor, suite number and Company name)
- Type of illness or injury
- Individual’s present condition
- They will go to the 1st elevator lobby to call the elevator down to this floor so it is available for the First Responders.
- You have called 911 and requested medical assistance
- Location (floor and suite number)
- Your name and individual’s name if known
Accident or sudden illness may cause an emergency that necessitates immediate first aid and subsequent medical attention. The Police, Fire Department, and Paramedics (“First Responders”) are professionally trained to respond to these emergencies.
Building Management recommends that each tenant have a first aid kit and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on site in case of an emergency. Tenants should also consider training their staff in First Aid, CPR, and AED procedures. However, in the event of an emergency in the common areas, the building Security desk is equipped with an AED and first aid kit.
Use basic hygiene and social distancing precautions in your office during an outbreak or any cold & flu season: