An outbreak of an infectious disease can wreak havoc on a workplace and the people who work there. Productivity is impaired and workers can suffer financial consequences—and emotional injury as well. This module is designed to provide strategies for reshaping workplace health and safety programs to ensure they adequately account for the monitoring, assessment, prevention and mitigation of outbreaks, epidemics and pandemics. On successfully completing the module, participants will be able to: adapt occupational health and safety plans; assess and adapt wellness programs; assist workers who are returning to work following treatment; and identify organization-wide needs for proactively dealing with the issues arising from outbreaks, epidemics and pandemics, and work with staff in a range of departments to develop effective responses. This module has been endorsed for Certified Disability Management Professional (CDMP) and Certified Return to Work Coordinator (CRTWC) professional development. The number of continuing education credit hours that can be claimed for this module is 12 hours.
* Please note that if this course does not have sufficient registrations it will be postponed to a later date.