SESHA 2006 Symposium - Abstract

Pandemic Preparedness: What Companies Need To Know

Druckman, Myles
(International SOS, 3600 Horizon Boulevard, Suite 300, Trevose, PA)

The specter of Avian Influenza has raised the threat of an influenza pandemic that could drastically impact organizations throughout the world. A pandemic could cause 30% of your workforce to become ill, with absenteeism rates of 50% or more. A pandemic will occur not over days, but may last for months and years, and will affect every part of your organization. Is there anything practical that companies can do to protect their personnel and their operations? What are organizations planning today? Are their any best practices available? Dr. Druckman, a leading Pandemic expert, will review some of the strategies organizations are taking to deal with this complex and challenging issue.

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