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TOOL Preventing Flu in the Workplace

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers a number of tools that employers can use to help employees avoid getting sick during flu season.

December 2, 2008
Related Topics: Health and Wellness, Tools, Compensation
During flu season, it’s inevitable: Some employees are going to get sick. But employers can take steps to help people on their staffs avoid the dreaded flu. One step is vaccination, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, noting that December 8-14 is National Influenza Vaccination Week. But the CDC makes other suggestions, such as staying home from work when sick so as not to spread illness. Hand-washing also prevents people from becoming infected with an influenza virus. The federal agency offers a number of fliers and posters that can be distributed or posted at work sites. Click here to see what’s available.
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