Wellness Council Update – February 2015

Seasonal Influenza (Flu) in the Workplace

Man SneezingHere are some helpful tips from the Center’s For Disease Control (CDC) for preventing seasonal Influenza in the workplace, including links to websites which provide sound advice about protecting workers from seasonal influenza in the workplace. While each workplace is unique, and a worker’s risk for occupational exposure to influenza can vary widely depending on the nature of their job, workplaces should:

  • Promote influenza vaccination among workers.
  • Encourage proper hand and respiratory hygiene practices.
  • Educate workers on influenza signs and symptoms.

Source:  www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/flu/guidance.html