How Small Businesses Can Prepare for H1N1 Influenza


Workplace Preparedness: How Small Businesses Can Prepare for H1N1 Influenza

A presentation sponsored by the Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs of the Office of Small Business Assistance, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

September 30, 2009, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

U.S. Department of Labor, FPB Auditorium

Panel Discussion Featuring:
Dr. Rosemary Sokas, Director
OSHA Office of Occupational Medicine

Tina Jones, Director
OSHA Office of Science and Technology Assessment

Kenneth Schoultz, Regional Industrial Hygienist
Virginia Department of Health, Emergency Response & Preparedness Programs

Rachel Abbey, Program Manager
Montgomery County Maryland Advanced Practice Center
Department of Health and Human Services

Jeff Allende, Vice President of Human Resources
Richmond Cold Storage

Session Overview:
• The panel will examine the latest guidance on workplace preparedness for H1N1(swine flu). Work practice and engineering controls will be explored.
• Local health department representatives will address the impact of H1N1 in their communities and discuss their planning efforts.
• Participants will receive tools, resources and strategies for reducing the risk of exposure to pandemic influenza (H1N1) in the workplace.

RSVP with Russell Jones  (; (202) 693-2532) or Charlene Crawford (; (202) 693-2165).

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