Pandemic Planning (English) (1 hour)

Pandemic Planning (English) (1 hour)

Understand a pandemic and what you need to do to help the virus from spreading. This course discusses a pandemic from both a flu and the coronavirus perspective.






Disponible en français


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Planning for a pandemic is essential. Being informed and prepared will help minimize the impact in our daily lives. This course will help organizations understand the issues that need to be considered during a pandemic, and the importance of being prepared. It emphasizes steps that workplaces can take to plan for employee absences, describes the elements of a business continuity plan, as well as actions that may help slow the spread of the virus and keep employees healthier. This course discusses a pandemic from both a flu and the coronavirus perspective.

This course expands on information in the free introductory Pandemic Awareness course.

The course features case studies, review quizzes, and "Ask a Question". Those who score at least 80% on the final exam will be able to print a certificate of completion.

Topics include

  • What is a pandemic?
  • How viruses spread
  • Why prepare?
  • Business continuity plans
  • Health and safety concerns when working at home
  • Staying healthy
  • Being prepared at home
  • Helping your community
  • Finding reliable information

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to

  • Know the main characteristics of a pandemic
  • Understand how viruses spread
  • Be able to establish a business continuity plan to help prepare your workplace
  • Know health and safety concerns about working at home
  • Know ways to help stay healthy
  • Be prepared at home and in your community
  • Be able to find reliable information during a pandemic
Average time to complete this course is approximately 1 hour.

Recommended for

  • All employees
  • Managers and supervisors and those with planning responsibilities
  • Anyone wanting to learn about planning for a pandemic

Review Process

CCOHS courses are unique in that they are developed by subject specialists in the field, and reviewed by representatives from labour, employers and government to ensure the content and approach are unbiased and credible.

Delivery Method

This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.

During checkout, you can choose to register as a single learner or select a multiple learner license. With a multiple learner license you will act as an administrator and add learners from your company.

Content for this course was developed by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), and reviewed by labour, employer and government representatives to ensure a balanced perspective.

Also available in French.

  • eCourse Volume Discount

    The cost is based on the total number of seats purchased. Multi-seat pricing is based on the single user seat price with the following volume discounts applied:

    Total Seats Discount
    100 - 499 25%
    500 - 999 50%
    1000+ 80%



    Réductions pour volume sur les cours en ligne.

    Le coût est fondé sur le nombre total de droits de participation achetés. Le coût par participant pour une licence multiparticipant est calculé en appliquant les réductions pour volume suivantes au coût de participation individuelle :

    Nombre total de participants Réduction
    100 à 499 25 %
    500 à 999 50 %
    1 000 et plus 80 %

La planification en prévision d'une pandémie (français) (1 heure)

La planification en prévision d'une pandémie (français) (1 heure)

Comprendre en quoi consiste une pandémie et ce que vous devez faire pour aider à enrayer la propagation du virus. Ce cours aborde la question des pandémies du point de vue de la grippe et des coronavirus.

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