This guide provides information to employers on managing the occupational health and safety (OHS) risks associated with an infectious (communicable) disease pandemic. It outlines a framework using risk management principles and has general advice on workplace health
and safety issues. It is recommended that OHS risk control measures are incorporated into the
organisation’s business continuity plan. This guide is not intended to provide public health
information. This guide applies to all employers and employees covered by the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act), Victoria.