Sensibly preparing for Ebola virus (Guest Commentary)

Employers should habe up-to-date policies relating to epidemics
By Renato Pontello
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/03/2014

The recent Ebola outbreak should remind employers they are required to provide a workplace free from recognized hazards. Employers need to create and implement policies and procedures to protect employees while minimizing impacts on normal business activities.

In addition to having substantive business continuity plans, employers should have up-to-date policies relating to workplace safety specific to the epidemic or pandemic in question.