Preparing for a pandemic: a guide for employers

How employers can manage the occupational health and safety (OHS) risks associated with an infectious (communicable) disease pandemic.


What it contains

A pandemic is the worldwide spread of disease. This guide has been prepared for use by employers in the event that the Federal Department of Health's Chief Medical Officer declares that a pandemic is affecting Australia.

This document tells you:

  • what is a pandemic and its effects
  • employer and employee obligations for health and safety
  • good occupational health and safety (OHS) practice in pandemic planning
  • the community and workplace impact of a pandemic

At the end of the document are resources on proper hygiene practices and a list of sources for more information or advice.