HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA–(Marketwire – Oct. 5, 2009) – Safety Services Canada is proud to offer a free H1N1 flu prevention course for a limited time. The online course is specifically designed for employers and outlines their legal obligations regarding H1N1 flu prevention in the workplace.
“We wanted to provide employers with an online resource that provides a greater understanding of their responsibility in reducing H1N1 exposure in the workplace,” explains Jackie Norman, President of Safety Services Canada. “The course focuses on such topics as, what type of training employers should provide to their staff, how an employer can estimate the risk of H1N1 exposure associated with specific job tasks and the legal responsibilities of an employer.”
Many employers are unaware of their legal obligations regarding the prevention of H1N1 in the workplace or unsure of how to implement a prevention program. In this light, Safety Services Canada is offering Preparing for H1N1: Employer Responsibilities free of charge until October 31st, 2009.
“The process of pandemic planning may be unfamiliar to many organizations. We felt it was necessary to create a course that would answer important questions and give employers a solid foundation regarding H1N1 flu prevention in the workplace,” explains Jackie Norman.
Employers can register for free online course Preparing for H1N1: Employer Responsibilities at www.provincialcouncils.ca. This offer will expire on October 31, 2009.
About Safety Services Canada
Safety Services Canada is Canada’s not-for-profit safety service provider, offering seamless, nation-wide training and education that reduces injuries, manages risk and improves the overall health and wellness of workers and workplace environments.
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