Friday, August 14, 2009

What should a small-business owner do about flu?

Thanks to Nancy Enyart for these tips for businesspeople:

With the flu season arriving, businesses can improve their employees' attendance by preparing now.

Some very basic steps that businesses can take include:
:: distributing messages encouraging good hygiene (wash your hands often, cover your cough),
:: encouraging people to stay home when they're sick, and
:: setting up flu vaccination clinics at the workplace.

Although the novel H1N1 flu is what is in the news, the annual seasonal flu kills 36,000 every year in the US alone. So, regardless of how severe the novel H1N1 flu turns out to be this year, any steps you take to inform your employees about how to protect themselves from any type of flu will pay off in a healthier, safer workforce.

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