Handling infectious diseases in the workplace

Ontario Chamber of Commerce puts guide together to help organizations based on survey done in wake of SARS
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 05/20/2004


he Ontario Chamber of Commerce has put together a brief guide to help organizations prepare for infectious diseases in the workplace.

The guide was put together after the chamber conducted a survey in April 2003 on the impact of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) on businesses in Ontario. That survey found almost 80 per cent of the 739 respondents did not have a contingency plan in place to deal with SARS.