Mike McGuire on Preparing for a Pandemic Flu Outbreak
Key issues and advice to help your business prepare for pandemic influenza.
February 08, 2008
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Influenza pandemics are not static events like a hurricane or tornado, nor are they confined to a specific area. Pandemics come in multiple waves and experts believe that many organizations would have difficulty maintaining operations as a result of absenteeism due to illness, employees caring for the sick and other consequences. While the federal government has plans to help slow the spread of the virus among critical populations, such as healthcare workers and emergency personnel, it is up to businesses to ensure that their employees stay healthy.