Preparing for a pandemic: a guide for employers

How employers can use occupational health and safety (OHS) practice to plan for a pandemic.
Last updated

May 2020

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PDF, 198.1 kB

Document Length

16 pages

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

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