Ebola Preparedness

Preparedness is defined by Webster’s Dictionary as “the fact of being ready for something; the state of being prepared”. Past issues of The Monitor have addressed many facets of preparedness, through disaster plans to preparedness in the home.

With this year’s Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the several cases that were recently treated in the United States, AMA feels compelled to share web links in order for our environmental, health and safety community to be better informed and better prepared in the event there is a rise in Ebola cases here in the United States.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) continue to update guidance documents on their websites. As researchers, scientists and medical professionals begin to learn more about this deadly virus, we can expect ongoing updates to practices and procedures for those protecting themselves from Ebola.

To keep up to date visit:

CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/ and,
OSHA website at https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/ebola/ and,
WHO (World Health Organization) http://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola/en/

Remember: the better educated, informed and prepared an organization is for any type of crisis, the more effective that organization will be should a crisis occur.

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