Small businesses face unique concerns when it comes to preparing for H1N1 (swine) flu. With that in mind, the CDC, Department of Homeland Security, and the Small Business Administration have recently released guidance specifically to help these businesses – typically less than 100 employees at a site – understand what impact a new flu virus like H1N1 might have on their operations – and more importantly, how to prepare in a way that minimizes the impact of those disruptions. The new guidance document provides a concrete set of tools and resources to help small business employers and staff to stay healthy and productive this flu season.
It can be downloaded for free here.
The Importance of Hand Washing! posted on Nov 30
I spent the weekend preparing the house for Thanksgiving. In a drawer, I came across a bar of soap in the shape of a duck that I had received years ago. I had never used it because it wasn’t scented and it seemed too cute …Continue Reading The Importance of Hand Washing!
Weekly Flu Report, November 27, 2015 posted on Nov 27
Rates of flu-like illness remain at low levels in the Commonwealth, according to the latest weekly flu report. We can expect these numbers to rise in the weeks and months ahead, however, so now’s the time to get your flu shot if you haven’t done …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 27, 2015
Preventing Sharps Injuries among Healthcare Workers: 15 Years and Counting posted on Nov 23
“Since passage of the Massachusetts Act to Relative to Needlestick Injury Prevention, measurable progress has been made, but significant work remains in our efforts to eradicate preventable sharps injuries. Unfortunately, healthcare workers continue to bear the brunt of the burden of these potentially life-changing exposures. …Continue Reading Preventing Sharps Injuries among Healthcare Workers: 15 Years and Counting