Wednesday, November 28, 2018

It's Flu Season - What are you doing about it?

November 28, 2018 - After last year's terrible flu season, many of us are concerned about what the 2018-2019 flu season will bring. Experts pretty much agree that it's impossible to predict what this year's flu season will be like. While flu vaccines have been improved, flu germs are constantly changing so there are no guarantees. For this reason, there are a number of things you can do in the workplace that can help prevent the spread of flu. These articles will provide some guidance.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) provides guidance for keeping employees healthy in order to successfully get through the flu season. (Item #1)  Flu season 2018 is already starting to take lives. Are you protected? (Item #2)  So if we don't plan and prepare adequately for the non-IT types of problems, we are leaving ourselves vulnerable to many problems that are not all that rare. (Item #3) 

All employers can implement a combination of controls to protect workers and reduce the transmission of the seasonal flu virus in the workplace. (Item #4)  This emergency preparedness outline will serve as an excellent roadmap for managing an epidemic in your work environment. (Item #5)  There is a wide range of cleaning products available that can help control workplace flu germs; companies should be aware of the differences in these products and how they perform against flu germs. (Item #6)

For the full issue, click here.

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