TOOL Preventing Flu in the Workplace

By Staff Report

Dec. 2, 2008

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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