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Workplace Specific Recommendations
Online Discussions via Occ-Env-Med-L
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53 now, including DC, Virg. Isl., Puerto Rico. A few states have more than 1 document.)
Last revised: March 6, 2006
California and Los Angeles Prepare. Hosted jointly by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services .
Part 1 March 30, 2006, Los Angeles
“California and Los Angeles Prepare” is a half-day summit designed to inform and engage California leaders in business, education, local government, healthcare, social services and other sectors to better prepare California for an influenza pandemic.
You may view a webcast of the summit via Governor Schwarzenegger's website. In addition, the University of California Television service will re-broadcast in May. For broadcast dates and times, visit http://www.uctv.tv/search-details.asp?showID=11700.
Pandemic Influenza: The Local Perspective,
Jonathan E. Fielding M.D. M.P.H, Director of Public Health and Health Officer, DHS Los Angeles County
Pandemic Influenza Planning and Preparedness— A School District’s Perspective,
Kimberly Uyeda, MD MPH, Director, Student Medical Services
and Bob Spears Director, Emergency Services, Los Angeles Unified School District
Future events (to be updated with new links when they're available)
Part 2 (May 17)
Outlines some specific strategies to help federal, state and local health agencies prepare for pandemic flu. Speakers include: Jeanne Santoli, Deputy Director of CDC's Immunization Services Division, Chet Lunner, Acting Director State and Local Government Coordination Department of Homeland Security, Mark Horton, CA State Public Health Officer, and Jonathan Fielding, Director L.A. County Department of Health Services.
Part 3 (May 24)
Highlights some steps toward pandemic preparedness in the arenas of business, education and healthcare. Speakers include: Kas Kasravi, Consultant for Applied Innovation at Electronic Data Systems, Kimberly Uyeda, Director of Student Health Services of L.A. Unified School District, and Benjamin Chu, President of Southern California Region, Kaiser Permanente.
Contributed by Greg Hom, OD, MPH
California Department of Fish and Game
Worksite Specific Plans and Contributions from Occ-Env-Med-L Readers
Contributed by one of our Occ-Env-Med-L members, this plan is very carefully and dispassionately authored to preserve life and corporate integrity. It is displayed in Excel, emphasizing the fiscal / organizational approach. It's very compelling reading, especially in its response to stepwise collapse of organized society.
Same company, new content, added May 2006. This is a MS-Word / *.DOC file.
An Employer Toolkit: Terrorism Preparedness and Planning: A Public/Private Partnership. This speaks of "Terrorism", but actually discusses emergency planning and worksite public health issues in great detail.
Powerpoint, 15 slides, 48K summarizing a multidisciplinary symposium held Nov. 15, 2005 at The George Washington University, Washington DC.
by International Resource Group (IRG); Dept. of Environmental and
Occupational Health, GW School of Public Health and Health Services.
to WHO by John Halpin, MD Occupational
& Environmental Medicine chief resident at UIC, University of Illinois/Chicago School of Public Health, while spending a month at the Occupational medicine section of WHO
Corning is "a diversified technology company with a proud history of developing breakthrough technologies". Products include "LCD displays for communications and entertainment; optical fiber, cable, hardware and equipment for fiber-to-the-premises applications; and emissions-control technology for light-, medium- and heavy-duty diesel vehicles." It has approximately 25,000 employees worldwide, with headquarters in Corning, NY and research centers in N. America, Europe, Asia. 2004 revenues were $3.85 B. Its Medical Director, James L. Schuppert, MD, contributed 2 planning documents for review and consideration by other employers.
This document is a planning table for a multi-disciplinary response (including contractor relations) at several levels of medical crisis, for business level activities.
This second document offers more general preparation information for mass illness, for facility based granular level activities. The facility grid has been used as the basis for auditing the level of response by having each facility fill it out and then it is reviewed by Director of Health Services and the Director of Health and Safety.
This (un-named) organization has created a version of the New Zealand program that drops the local references and tries to adapt it to US norms. The original is here. The copy here is saved as an *.rtf file, and can be read with any word-processor. I converted it to a MS-Word doc file.
A 22 page Word/Doc file, includes
Confirmed Efficient Human-To-Human Transmission Of Potentially Epidemic Contagious Respiratory Infection Present Outside The Us And Bordering Countries (Canada And Mexico)
This isn't a pandemic plan, but a practical posting to members of a community with achievable instructions for immediate use.
Critique and Petition regarding the National Pandemic Flu plan
The main focus is that there's little or no attention to protecting the huge mobilized workforce for healthcare. It requests higher standards of Engineering, personal and risk stratification.
Medical Director SRS Consultants Inc
Essay explaining pandemic concepts and planning in non-technical terms.
Insurance Coordinated by Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services
Word document, 53 pages, developed by several universities, and "excerpted and revised with permission by the World Health Organization from their document titled, "WHO checklist for influenza pandemic preparedness planning."
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is ranked as the world's fourth largest insurance broker. Gallagher Higher Education Practice Group specializes in serving the risk management and insurance needs of institutions of higher learning in the U.S.
Universities contributing co-authors (largely Risk Management officers, some HR & Environmental Safety) include
See also the CDC's Checklists for a (not yet available, 3/14/06) University plan. Dr. Gerberding included "Colleges & Universities" on a slide of proposed guidance documents.
Contributed by Chuck Cooper Dir. EH&S Portland State University
Instructive memos (Word doc files) for Healthcare Workers on:
Submitted by James Celenza of RI Committee on Occupational Safety & Health (RICOSH)
Campus Avian Flu / Pandemic Information
A draft position paper to help campus planning efforts: “Telecommuter Planning Options in the Event of a Pandemic”
An historical account of how the U-C Berkley campus coped with the 1918 pandemic
Submitted by Warner Hudson, MD
Good compilation of facts, few useful graphs of epidemic profiles.
Powerpoint for download.
Contributed by Doug Ball, MD, MA ; Resident Community & Preventive Medicine; Univ. of Rochester
Topics can also be searched at web archives. Look for "pandemic", "avian" or "H5N1", especially in the subject line
For questions:e-mail OHDEN's moderator, Gary Greenberg, MD