Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Flu and Business Continuity

As reported in the news, the flu this year got an early start and the season isn't half over yet. According to the CDC, the flu costs the United States more than $87 billion annually and is responsible for the loss of close to 17 million workdays each flu season. What can you do to mitigate the impact of the flu on your organization? The information below from the CDC and other experts provides guidance. After looking over these items, sit down with your BC team or senior execs and determine what steps you need to initiate in your workplace.

The CDC's BusinessPulse offers information on how to protect your employees' health and your profitability. (Item #1)   What are you doing to educate and protect your workforce? (Item #2)   All employers can implement a combination of controls to protect workers and reduce the transmission of the seasonal flu virus in the workplace. (Item #3)

If you're thinking of hosting an in-house vaccination clinic, check out this site. (Item #4)   Compared to recent years, this flu season is looking bad. (Item #5)   Should you mandate flu vaccines? (Item #6)

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