Responding to and Mitigating the Impacts of COVID-19 with PECB

Featured News 2020-06-03

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, we are faced with a pandemic of a rarely-seen-before scale that has had a far-reaching impact on organizations. This is a very challenging time as adaptability to a new organizational culture has become the new competitive advantage. PECB provides a wide range of services that help your organization respond to and manage these challenges as well as be prepared to mitigate their impacts.

Our COVID-19 support portfolio consists of, but is not limited to, materials that provide information on reducing the workplace hazards, protecting the safety, health, and well-being of people in the workplace, identifying, assessing, and mitigating risks faced by organizations, be that data privacy or business continuity related. 

A highly beneficial resource is the Free Pandemic Preparedness and Response Introduction training course that PECB has launched during these uncertain times. This training course is based on the good practices promoted in ISO standards and guidelines. It discusses pandemics and their impacts, providing information on infectious diseases and pandemics, introducing the common terms related to pandemics, and mentioning the potential impacts of a pandemic.

Business Continuity Support

Professionals of various industries are aiming at being prepared and quickly respond to COVID-19 challenges in order to ensure that their organizational operations are ready to survive a potential crisis. Our business continuity management system training courses will guide you on how to reduce the likelihood of occurrence, prepare for, respond to, and recover from a potential crisis. Hence, you will improve the ability to analyze and make decisions in the context of business continuity and be ready to provide a high-level of services no matter the circumstances.

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Health and Safety Support

Taking the appropriate measures for protecting your employees from getting infected with COVID-19 surely depends on the type of work that is being done as well as the risk exposure, including here the potential interaction with people with suspected or even confirmed COVID-19 infection. Organizations should have designated professionals who adopt control strategies to prevent infection on a thorough hazard assessment and use a combination of safe work practices with personal protective equipment to prevent employee exposure to COVID-19.

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Data Privacy Support

The turbulence caused by COVID-19 has brought up various privacy, security, and data privacy compliance questions. These challenges are driving the need for professionals to ensure that their digital experience platform(s) are not only secure but forward-looking. In addition, the continual and rapid growth of phishing attacks and other evolving forms of cyber-attacks have pushed individuals in updating as well as strengthening their security operational frameworks.

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