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Best practice guideline for workplace health and safety during avian influenza

by Alberta. Alberta Employment and Immigration

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Published by Government of Alberta in Edmonton, Alta .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Avian influenza,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Risk factors

  • Edition Notes

    Document developed by the Government of Alberta with input from: Alberta Employment and Immigration, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, and Alberta Health and Wellness.

    ContributionsAlberta. Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, Alberta. Alberta Health and Wellness
    The Physical Object
    Pagination39 p. :
    Number of Pages39
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25905218M
    ISBN 109780778577744
    OCLC/WorldCa268788864

      Bird flu is a notifiable animal you suspect any type of bird flu in poultry you must report it immediately by calling the Defra Rural Services Helpline on In Wales.   Baloxavir marboxil is an anti-influenza agent with a long half-life that was approved in October (after the guidelines were finalized) as a single oral dose for the treatment of uncomplicated influenza in patients aged 12 years and older who have had symptoms for less than 2 days. 1,11 Baloxavir marboxil is an oral prodrug of baloxavir.

    Notifiable condition. Infection control measures, such as standard, droplet, contact, and airborne precautions, are recommended. High case-fatality rate of approximately 53% among patients with laboratory-confirmed infection. Most patients present with fever and features of lower respiratory trac. The document is intended to serve as a guideline to all workplaces affected by avian influenza and provides information on legislated requirements, best practices, guidelines and strategies in workplace health and safety in the event of an avian influenza outbreak. .

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Best practice guideline for workplace health and safety during avian influenza by Alberta. Alberta Employment and Immigration Download PDF EPUB FB2

Description. This document provides you with an overview of best practices in workplace health and safety for the protection of your workers against the avian influenza virus during an outbreak. The document is intended to serve as a guideline to all workplaces affected by avian influenza and provides information on legislated requirements, best practices, guidelines and strategies in workplace health and safety in the event of an avian influenza outbreak.

WHO guidance on public health measures in countries experiencing their first outbreaks of H5N1 avian influenza October 26 October ; Food safety issues November 3 November ; WHO Rapid Advice Guidelines on pharmacological management of humans infected with avian influenza A (H5N1) virus May 19 May   The classification of low pathogenic or highly pathogenic avian influenza A virus refers to the ability of the virus to cause disease in chickens in the laboratory, not in humans.

Human infection with low pathogenic and highly pathogenic avian influenza A viruses have resulted in a range of symptoms from mild to severe.

The response goals for HPAI Health and Safety and PPE area s follows: • Provide daily pre-entry safety briefings for all response personnel.

• Prevent, to every extent possible, adverse human health events related to emergency response efforts. Guidelines Observe the following guidelines to ensure proper health and safety measures:File Size: 2MB.

Guidelines for Employers and Employees – Prevention of Avian Influenza. Avian Influenza. Avian influenza is caused by those influenza viruses that mainly affect birds and poultry, such as chickens or ducks. It is mainly transmitted through Under the Occupational Safety and Health.

Management of Avian Influenza or Novel Influenza in Birds or Animals Guideline, 5. The board of health shall consult with the ministry in order to determine when and what level of response to reports of novel influenza infections in birds or animals is Size: KB.

While each workplace is unique, and a worker’s risk for job-related exposure to flu can vary widely depending on the nature of their job, workplaces should: Promote flu vaccination among workers. Encourage proper hand and respiratory hygiene / cough etiquette practices.

Adapted from: Alberta Labour, Best Practice Guideline for Workplace Health & Safety During Pandemic Influenza (page 24) Other personal protective equipment and procedures that may be required (currently recommended for health care settings) include.

Avian influenza, or "bird flu", is a contagious disease of animals caused by viruses that normally infect only birds and, less commonly, pigs. Avian influenza viruses are highly species-specific, but have, on rare occasions, crossed the species barrier to infect humans.

There are, however, clear health and safety requirements (COSHH i.e. the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations as amended - Infection at work – the law) to protect workers who come into contact with infectious micro-organisms such as the influenza virus either as a direct consequence of their work e.g.

those who carry out. As stated in the President's National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza, all stakeholders must plan and be prepared. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) developed this pandemic influenza planning guidance based upon traditional infection control and industrial hygiene practices.

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Recommendations for Worker Protection and Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Reduce Exposure to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A H5 Viruses.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). U.S. Department of Interior Employee Health and Safety Guidance for Avian Influenza Surveillance and Control Activities in Wild Bird Populations external icon Provides guidelines on personal protective equipment and work practices to reduce the risk of acquiring avian influenza when handling potentially infected wildlife.

During a major outbreak, Commonly known as "avian flu" or "bird flu," avian influenza is a disease in people and certain animals caused by infection with avian influenza viruses (AIVs). These viruses are strains of influenza type A.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act ofemployers are responsible for providing safe and. This page includes links to websites which provide sound advice about protecting workers from seasonal flu in the workplace.

NIOSH Influenza-related Activities To minimize the work-related risks of catching the flu, NIOSH conducts surveillance, Health Hazard Evaluations (HHEs), and research.

WHO laboratory biosafety guidelines for handling specimens suspected of containing avian influenza A virus 12 January General recommendations.

The possibility that an influenza infection in humans caused by avian influenza viruses A viruses could occur following a laboratory accident is a risk to which it is crucial to be constantly alert.

regarding animal health, public health, and food safety. • Assure consumers that USDA is working on the animal health issues in collaboration with HHS, which is working on human health issues. During an HPAI event, the communication objectives are more defined.

IC personnel should: • Communicate actions the government is taking. Photo Credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture. Good biosecurity practices can help control the spread of AIVs. Biosecurity can include training workers to know the signs of avian influenza infection in birds, such as hemorrhaging and discoloration of the skin and legs resulting from infection with a highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus.

Developing and disseminating best practice for the management of influenza patients at all levels of health care and resource settings around the world. Providing healthcare workers including doctors and nurses, public health specialists and other care-givers, who are on the frontline of the fight against influenza, with evidence based guidance.

In addition, the General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act of29 USC (a)(1), which requires employers to furnish to each worker "employment and a place of employment, which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm" may be cited.

An influenza pandemic—whether of low, moderate, high or very high severity—will place extraordinary and sustained demands on public health and health care systems and on providers of essential community services.

Sincethe United States has worked to increase capacity for global pandemic response.Avian influenza: assessing the pandemic threat 3 nfluenza pandemics are associated with high morbidity, excess mortality, and social and economic disruption. There were three such pandemics in the twentieth century: in, and Duringthe world moved closer to a further pandemic than it has been at any time since   The scope of the guideline is seasonal influenza, and it cannot be applied in the same manner to pandemic influenza or highly pathogenic avian influenza.

The epidemiology, clinical symptoms, diagnosis, tests, and treatment of influenza are addressed as an introduction, but the recommendations suggested by the guideline are limited to prevention Cited by: 7.