Government Resources for Employers on H1N1 Swine Flu

April 29, 2009 - by: HR Hero 0 COMMENTS

Many departments and agencies in the federal government provide helpful information for individuals, businesses and health care providers on responding to pandemic flu and developing plans to deal with contagious diseases and other emergencies. The following is information from the federal government directed toward businesses.

ADA-Compliant Employer Preparedness For the H1N1 Flu VirusEEOC compliance guidance for employers on the H1N1 swine flu

Pandemic Flu.gov – one-stop website for information on pandemic flu and workplace planning from many departments and agencies in the federal government that deal with pandemic flu

CDC Guidance for Employers – information released Aug. 19, 2009 to help employers prepare for and respond to the 2009-2010 flu season

CDC information on Swine Flu - topic page on swine flu from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ready.gov – a website created by 10 business-related organizations and agencies to help businesses prepare for emergencies

Workplace safety, disease prevention, and preparation – information from the CDC for businesses

FluAid, a test version of software designed to help planners by providing estimates of potential impact by localities

OSHA – Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for an Influenza Pandemic

Find more articles and other resources for employers to deal with swine flu

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For a comprehensive guide for employers on preparing for and responding to workplace emergencies, check out the recently updated Workplace Catastrophes manual. You can also participate in the upcoming audio conference on swine flu preparation for businesses, “Swine Flu: Proactive Preparations and Legal Guidelines for Employers.”

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