NSC Urging Employers to Prepare for Ebola Contamination

A statement from the National Safety Council is directed toward health care employers whose workers have a risk of exposure.

The National Safety Council is urging employers in the health care sector, as well as those most likely to come into contact with the Ebola virus, to prepare their staffs on the proper protocols of identifying and treating people affected with the Ebola virus before contamination occurs. The statement says Ebola is a threat that any workplace could face, so employers, particularly those with a high risk of exposure, need to be prepared.

A press release sent out by the organization said employers need to assess their risk of Ebola exposure and ensure procedures are in place to effectively control transmission. Training and practice were considered imperative for all employees who could be exposed to the virus, including part-time, temporary, and contract workers.

A list of necessary workplace training topics includes: wearing protective clothing, including masks, gloves, gowns, and eye protection; practicing proper infection control and sterilization measures; isolating patients with Ebola from other patients; avoiding direct contact with the bodies of people who have died from Ebola; and notifying health officials if you have had direct contact with blood or body fluids.

Download Center

  • OSHA Recordkeeping Guide

    In case you missed it, OSHA recently initiated an enforcement program to identify employers who fail to electronically submit Form 300A recordkeeping data to the agency. When it comes to OSHA recordkeeping, there are always questions regarding the requirements and ins and outs. This guide is here to help! We’ll explain reporting, recording, and online reporting requirements in detail.

  • Incident Investigations Guide

    If your organization has experienced an incident resulting in a fatality, injury, illness, environmental exposure, property damage, or even a quality issue, it’s important to perform an incident investigation to determine how this happened and learn what you can do to prevent similar incidents from happening in the future. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps of performing an incident investigation.

  • Lone Worker Guide

    Lone workers exist in every industry and include individuals such as contractors, self-employed people, and those who work off-site or outside normal hours. These employees are at increased risk for unaddressed workplace accidents or emergencies, inadequate rest and breaks, physical violence, and more. To learn more about lone worker risks and solutions, download this informative guide.

  • Job Hazard Analysis Guide

    This guide includes details on how to conduct a thorough Job Hazard Analysis, and it's based directly on an OSHA publication for conducting JHAs. Download the guide to learn how to identify potential hazards associated with each task of a job and set controls to mitigate hazard risks.

  • The Basics of Incident Investigations Webinar

    Without a proper incident investigation, it becomes difficult to take preventative measures and implement corrective actions. Watch this on-demand webinar for a step-by-step process of a basic incident investigation, how to document your incident investigation findings and analyze incident data, and more. 

  • Vector Solutions

Featured Whitepaper

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - November December 2022

    November December 2022

    Featuring:

    • IH: GAS DETECTION
      The Evolution of Gas Detection
    • OSHA TOP 10
      OSHA's Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for FY 2022
    • FALL PROTECTION
      Enhance Your Fall Protection Program with Technology
    • 90TH ANNIVERSARY
      The Future: How Safety WIll Continue to Evolve
    View This Issue