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A Level 6 alert means that company officials will be asked by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to undertake a number of efforts to fight any pandemic -- including the appointment of a workplace pandemic coordinator or team.

The coordinator would be responsible for monitoring employees to ensure they follow basic rules of hygiene, such as washing hands, and to make sure that breathing masks are available. And if a worker becomes sick, the pandemic monitor is supposed to ensure they go home, according to Jack Sotallaro, director of education at DRI International Inc. in Conway, Ark.

... In the meantime, he said, companies need to ensure that employees observe basic hygiene rules and wash their hands often. They should also already have an influenza or pandemic officer chosen to monitor the health of employees to determine if someone on-site has been infected.

... Disaster recovery and business continuity planning can be the difference between no disruption in operations and a company going out of business. According to Croy, 29% of U.S. businesses that suffer a major disaster fail within two to four months.
[link to www.computerworld.com]
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Re: CDC calls for "Pandemic Coordinators" at workplaces
The article also mentions that the US government has launched a website providing instructions to businesses. I haven't yet looked it over, but here's the link:
[link to www.pandemicflu.gov]

I notice that it also has instructions for Law Enforcement and Correctional Facilities. One of the first sentences of the police checklist: "In the event of pandemic influenza, law enforcement agencies will play a critical role in maintaining the rule of law..." From the Corrections checklist: "Identify one or more representatives from acute care hospitals as committee liaisons that may facilitate hospitalization of seriously ill inmates or facilitate transfer of patients into the correctional facility"

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i work at a walmart warehouse and our manager went over some cautionary steps about the swine flu. basically wash hands, cover mouth, yadda yadda.

did not say stay home if you feel sick though. hundreds of workers calling in across the nation could really get walmart with some hefty fines as far as not making/receiving shipments in time.
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Ha! I posted this three days ago

If flu threat rises, CDC wants 'pandemic coordinator' in workplace


Thread: If flu threat rises, CDC wants 'pandemic coordinator' in workplace

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Re: CDC calls for "Pandemic Coordinators" at workplaces
Ha! I posted this three days ago

If flu threat rises, CDC wants 'pandemic coordinator' in workplace


Thread: If flu threat rises, CDC wants 'pandemic coordinator' in workplace

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 Quoting: Dread Pirate Roberts

Flu Police.
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Ha! I posted this three days ago

If flu threat rises, CDC wants 'pandemic coordinator' in workplace


Thread: If flu threat rises, CDC wants 'pandemic coordinator' in workplace

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Flu Police.
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nah, just competitive.

flu [police are described in the document. One thing they want is a bathroom monitor, to make sure you wash your hands.
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Re: CDC calls for "Pandemic Coordinators" at workplaces
you do know that

the protocols state that

anyone an infected person came into contact with is to be TRACKED and QUARANTINED right?

oh yes,,,

:11:
 Quoting: ^TrInItY^

Sounds like a community service job to me...
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you do know that

the protocols state that

anyone an infected person came into contact with is to be TRACKED and QUARANTINED right?

oh yes,,,

:11:
 Quoting: ^TrInItY^

Trinity you need to name a GLP pandemic coordinator
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Re: CDC calls for "Pandemic Coordinators" at workplaces
you do know that

the protocols state that

anyone an infected person came into contact with is to be TRACKED and QUARANTINED right?

oh yes,,,

:11:

Trinity you need to name a GLP pandemic coordinator
 Quoting: mathetes

lol, a "GLP Panic Coordinator"
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Ha! I posted this three days ago

If flu threat rises, CDC wants 'pandemic coordinator' in workplace


Thread: If flu threat rises, CDC wants 'pandemic coordinator' in workplace

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 Quoting: Dread Pirate Roberts


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My alien implant has really be going nuts lately...

I wonder if it's related.
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Re: CDC calls for "Pandemic Coordinators" at workplaces
Well I would wonder if they are going to close up shop like the schools are for 14 days and clean the entire place with disinfectant.

If the schools are doing it for one or two students why wouldn't a place of work.

And why didn't the airlines do that the other day with that person from Germany to Boston. No, instead they continued on after dropping the infested person off in Boston.

Something is wrong here.
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Ha! I posted this three days ago

If flu threat rises, CDC wants 'pandemic coordinator' in workplace


Thread: If flu threat rises, CDC wants 'pandemic coordinator' in workplace

I rock.


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I'm a flutard that rocks
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All those documents and web pages were ready in a record time...
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I'm glad I'm self-employed.

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I'm glad I'm self-employed.

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LOL! Ain't that the truth? What a bunch of stupid retards.
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My alien implant has really be going nuts lately...

I wonder if it's related.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 667006


Like?
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Re: CDC calls for "Pandemic Coordinators" at workplaces
All those documents and web pages were ready in a record time...
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how unbureaucratic of them. how'd they get the 47 people who have to check, double-check, edit, sign off, route, send back for re-edit, etc. and STILL have time to check with the entire CFR to ensure it was on message before they released it? guess they're all using a Blackberry now. or just thought waves.
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Already done at my place of employment. I've been duly appointed as a member of the 'Pandemic Flu Team'. This is in coordination with state and local EMA services.
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Re: CDC calls for "Pandemic Coordinators" at workplaces
Already done at my place of employment. I've been duly appointed as a member of the 'Pandemic Flu Team'. This is in coordination with state and local EMA services.



lol

wtf

crazy times man
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When's the plug going to be pulled for Phase 6?
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Re: CDC calls for "Pandemic Coordinators" at workplaces
Just throwing this info out there. It is fact, but no proof of anything.

Back in 2005, government agencies had a task handed down to them to prepare procedures incase of a pandemic.

Ridicule all you want, in fact, I believe this current strain is a beta test/psy-op...BUT...

There was a prominent member of one of these said agencies who is a high level Mason...(just giving some background for this info, not that this fact in itself is indicative of anything in particular).

Who asked me to come look at his computer as he said there was "something" wrong with it and he went to his meeting.

I get there and there was a document up on the screen concerning pandemic scenerios on his screen, but I could find no problems with his machine at all.

When I called him after his meeting he was interrested if I looked at his machine, not even asking if I found anything wrong with it.

I knew him for about 10 years at that point and out of all the techs, he always called me over the years to assist him with his issues. He soon transferred to another agency and I had not had contact with him since then.

None of this threw up any red flags then...now it seems significant to the point where I might start to take this flu serious.

I really have this gut feeling that it is just another false flag distraction. But I guess we will find out soon enough.

A few days ago, I woke up with May 25th as my first waking thought. When that happens, it is usually a significant event, at least to me. :)

I don't make predictions, but I will be fully aware when the day comes to be on the look out for something.
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Re: CDC calls for "Pandemic Coordinators" at workplaces
you do know that

the protocols state that

anyone an infected person came into contact with is to be TRACKED and QUARANTINED right?

oh yes,,,

:11:
 Quoting: ^TrInItY^

Hey Trinity the politically correct word for guarantined is now Social Distancing.......LOL. Just gotta love these name mind games.
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you do know that

the protocols state that

anyone an infected person came into contact with is to be TRACKED and QUARANTINED right?

oh yes,,,

:11:

Trinity you need to name a GLP pandemic coordinator
 Quoting: mathetes

Avian has my vote!!!
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going to get any extra money for being a pandemic guru at work ? if not then fuck off , the only thing i would do is be the first one out of the parking lot.
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What if someone suspected of having the virus escapes? do we put out an amber alert?
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Re: CDC calls for "Pandemic Coordinators" at workplaces
A Level 6 alert means that company officials will be asked by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to undertake a number of efforts to fight any pandemic -- including the appointment of a workplace pandemic coordinator or team.

The coordinator would be responsible for monitoring employees to ensure they follow basic rules of hygiene, such as washing hands, and to make sure that breathing masks are available. And if a worker becomes sick, the pandemic monitor is supposed to ensure they go home, according to Jack Sotallaro, director of education at DRI International Inc. in Conway, Ark.

... In the meantime, he said, companies need to ensure that employees observe basic hygiene rules and wash their hands often. They should also already have an influenza or pandemic officer chosen to monitor the health of employees to determine if someone on-site has been infected.

... Disaster recovery and business continuity planning can be the difference between no disruption in operations and a company going out of business. According to Croy, 29% of U.S. businesses that suffer a major disaster fail within two to four months.
[link to www.computerworld.com]
 Quoting: Boomer

Sorry to say that this is necessary. A lot of people don't even wash their hands after going to the bathroom! And they come to work sick!

I lived in Continental Europe for a while, which has seen its share of black plagues and scourges. People get angry at you if you come to work sneezing and stare at you if you pull out tissues, etc. If you're not well enough to keep infected body fluid inside your body, you shouldn't be out with others.

It's part of the work-til-you-drop mentality of the U.S. that makes Americans so unaware that for the most part they have gross personal habits at work.





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