Ebola Information Poster
A notification poster intended to help employers communicate factual information about the Ebola virus to educate and protect their employees.
The Ebola virus disease is a severe, often fatal illness in humans. The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history and is affecting multiple countries. Ebola is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus strains. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently confirmed the U.S.’s first diagnosed Ebola patient. The CDC also has stated that Ebola is not spread through the air or water, and is not generally spread via food. It is extremely infectious, and considered moderately contagious.
Humans can be infected if they come in contact with body fluids or contaminated objects from an infected person. The symptoms of the virus typically include weakness, fever, aches, diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach pains. Additional experiences include rash, red eyes, chest pain, throat soreness, difficulty breathing or swallowing and bleeding (including internal). Typically, symptoms appear 8-10 days after exposure to the virus, but the incubation period can span 2-21 days.
Unprotected healthcare workers are susceptible to infection because of their close contact with patients during treatment. According to the World Health Organization, "there is no specific treatment or vaccine," and the fatality rate can be up to 90 percent.
Ebola can have devastating effects on the U.S. economy and your business. All employers have an obligation to address these concerns, and safeguard the workplace for all employees. Under OSHA’s General Duty clause employers should follow recognized and generally accepted good infection control practices, and must meet applicable requirements in the Personal Protective Equipment standard (29 CFR 1910.132, general requirements) and the Respiratory Protection standard (29 CFR 1910.134).
Employers must train workers about the sources of Ebola exposure and appropriate precautions. They must also train workers required to use personal protective equipment on what equipment is necessary, when and how they must use it, and how to dispose of the equipment.
Any worker who may reasonably be expected to come into contact with the Ebola virus, has the right to know the hazards associated with this potential exposure and how to protect themselves during work activities. Any occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials fall under the requirements in the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030). Other occupational exposures may require protection of workers under the PPE Standard (29 CFR 1910.132), Respiratory Protection Standard (29 CFR 1910.134), or the General Duty Clause of the OSH Act (29 USC 654(a)).
Personnel Concepts’ new Ebola Information Poster will help businesses educate employees’ about ensuring their health and safety in the wake of the Ebola threat. Based on the latest information available from the CDC and OSHA, this poster is designed to inform all employees on how to protect themselves from the virus, as well as steps to take if exposed to Ebola. It outlines what an employee should do when traveling to an area where an outbreak is occurring. It also explains what the CDC is doing about Ebola in the U.S. to help keep everyone safe.
Who Needs It?
All businesses with 1 or more employees have an obligation to communicate virus protection information to limit the risk of spreading the infectious disease. Employers should educate workers about the hazards to which they are exposed and to provide reasonable means by which to minimize those hazards.
Protect the safety, health and well-being of your employees. Maintain a safe workplace by educating employees on ways they can protect themselves and their families.
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- 11” x 17” in measurement
- Explains how employees can protect themselves against Ebola and what to do if exposed to the virus.
- Also outlines what to do when traveling to an area where an outbreak is occurring and what the CDC is doing about Ebola in the U.S.