Business continuity planning for small and medium enterprises

Increasing resilience and mitigating risk to enhance preparedness for crisis recovery

With workers, employers and communities facing the possibility of a catastrophic pandemic, on 2006 the ILO launched efforts to combat the effects of influenza outbreaks on livelihoods and health and safety in the workplace. Its unique tripartite structure places it in an extremely favourable position to address the concerns of governments, employers and workers regarding the threats posed by the disease. The ILO’s goals are twofold: first, to grapple with the current effects of the most recent influenza strains (avian and swain) in the workplace, promoting good practices that can limit their spread, and second, to encourage preparedness in case of a pandemic.