Basic Resources for Nurses, Physicians, Healthcare Workers, Front-Line Caregivers and the Service Industry
We also know that many service workers, including those at airports around the country, have a critical role in preventing the spread of infectious disease. I am proud to know that our own SEIU Health and Education Fund, in collaboration with 1199SEIU Healthcare Workers East and the Doctors Council of New York condeucted an infectious disease training for New York airport workers on Thursday, October 9. The training introduced cabin cleaners, wheelchair attendants and terminal cleaners from Kennedy and LaGuardia airports to guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on identifying and protecting against exposure and spread of infectious diseases at airports.
SEIU Healthcare will continue to coordinate efforts with hospitals, clinics, and other workplaces to ensure our fellow workers across the country are prepared.
Recently, members of the Partnership for Quality Care (PQC), a coalition of the nation’s leading hospitals and SEIU nurses and frontline caregivers, were briefed by Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the CDC. Click here to view Dr. Frieden’s presentation to the PQC.
Please read and share these important resources for front-line caregivers:
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Ebola Information for Workplace Safety and Health
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Ebola Information for Protecting Workers from Ebola Virus