Navigation Links
Workforce Swine Flu Pandemic Survival Preparedness Tips For Business
Date:4/29/2009

DALLAS, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Employers should encourage employees and their families to take the following steps:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
  • Stay home when you are sick to help prevent others from catching your illness. Cover your mouth and nose.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
  • Clean your hands to protect yourself from germs.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Practice other good health habits. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

Employers also should be sensitive to workplace policies or practices that may pressure employees with a contagious disease to report to work despite an illness and consider whether the employer should adjust these policies temporarily or permanently in light of the impending health risk. For instance, financial pressures and the design and enforcement of policies regarding working from home and/or qualifying for paid or unpaid time off significantly impact the decisions employees make about whether to come to work when first experiencing symptoms of illness.

If considering allowing or requiring employees to work from home, employers need to implement appropriate safeguards to monitor and manage employee performance, and to protect the employer's ability to comply with applicable wage and hour, worker's compensation, safety, privacy and other legal and operational requirements. Finally, employers should begin preparing backup staffing and production strategies.

Employers also should be sensitive to workplace policies or practices that may pressure employees with a contagious disease to report to work despite an illness and consider whether the employer should adjust these policies temporarily or permanently in light of the impending health risk. If considering allowing or requiring employees to work from home, employers need to implement safeguards to monitor employee performance, and protect the employer's ability to comply with wage and hour, worker's compensation, safety, privacy and other legal and operational requirements.

For more information, contact Cindy Stamer at 469-767-8872 or cstamer@cttlegal.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE Cindy Stamer
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Concentra Medical Centers Gears Up for Flu Season to Keep Area Workforce Healthy
2. Graduates of Unique New Labor/Management Healthcare Workforce Training Program Honored Today in Oakland
3. AUDIO from Medialink and Reality Coalition: Promoting a Healthier Workforce
4. AVMA Lauds Senators for Approving 2007 Farm Bill Legislation that Includes the Veterinary Workforce Grant Program
5. QLT reduces workforce as first step in its strategic restructure
6. Avaya Unified Communications Solutions Help Healthcare Organizations Address Multi-Site, Mobile Workforce Challenges
7. New Assessment Highlights Breadth and Depth of Looming Public Health Workforce Crisis
8. Enabling the Mobile Workforce ... Entrust Deploys Strong Authentication for German Health Insurance Expert
9. 10th Annual Human Resources Conference, June 4-6: Sharing New Insights on Workforce Planning
10. Health Care Workforce Experts Available to Comment on IOM Report on Aging Baby Boomers and Impending Medical System Crisis
11. Texas Health Care Association: New Report on Long Term Care Workforce Spotlights Need to Boost Texas Medicaid Rates
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/9/2016)... ... 09, 2016 , ... Cirracore Enterprise Cloud, today announced that ... the cloud. Cirracore provides a secure VMware® vCloud Air based cloud that ... Transformation Solutions (TSL Partners) provides a full range of services from planning, discovery, ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... ... February 09, 2016 , ... Establishment Labs, a global ... David Hung to the company´s Board of Directors. , “We are honored ... and an exceptional entrepreneur.” said Juan Jose Chacon Quiros, CEO of Establishment Labs. "David’s ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... ... February 09, 2016 , ... The ... Herberger’s and Younkers department stores, announced it has raised $176,000 to benefit the ... Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa, The Lynn Sage Cancer ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... ... February 09, 2016 , ... METTLER TOLEDO has published a ... a basic understanding of the techniques they use so they can more easily ... reduce waste and rework to create a leaner overall lab experience. , ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... ... February 09, 2016 , ... United Methodist ... Praise of Prevention,” an animated video designed to prevent the next ... of the video are being distributed throughout Togo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Côte ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/9/2016)... Feb. 9, 2016 This TforG report includes ... by the ICD-9 coding system in South ... procedure volumes, the report provides written and numerical analysis ... local markets. In addition, the latest reforms of the ... --> --> The report helps businesses ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... Feb. 9, 2016 The life of Dr. ... has been anything but ordinary.  Twists of fate, combined with ... II and the constraints of communist Czechoslovakia to ... would go on to make history by playing a key ... drugs in the world, Remicade.  Dr. Vilcek brings readers along ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... , Feb. 9, 2016 The new report " Global ... by Spearhead Acuity Business Research & Consulting group reveals that ... neonatal market with a share of 36.4% in 2014 that translated ... , the report also covers market analysis for Fetal and ... , Asia-Pacific , Latin America ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: