This course covers recognition of hazards and risks associated with a pandemic illness event and development of strategies to assist a business, community, or family with realistic preparation for a pandemic event. Course topics include potential impact of a pandemic illness event on a business and community, critical elements of a preparedness plan, and realistic strategies for supporting continuity of operations. This course offers information on strategies that can be used to control the spread of the illness, minimization of exposure to employees and family, and resources available from OSHA and other government agencies. The intended audience is the business leader and members of their management team who may be integral to preparedness planning. Upon course completion, students will have the ability to prepare for a pandemic to assure business continuity and employee safety. 0.55 Continuing Education Unit.