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.
Working Together to Prevent Falls Among Older Adults posted on Sep 22
Falls among older adults (age 65+) are a major public health challenge. In Massachusetts, there are nearly 50,000 emergency room visits each year for fall-related injuries. These injuries, which can include broken bones and traumatic brain injuries, are also very expensive to treat. In 2014, …Continue Reading Working Together to Prevent Falls Among Older Adults
Got Temp Workers? Make Sure They’re Trained posted on Sep 20
When you say ‘temp worker’, many people picture a receptionist filling in while a company’s employee is on vacation or out sick. Back in the day that was what the temp industry looked like. (I remember working as a temp in an office during summer …Continue Reading Got Temp Workers? Make Sure They’re Trained
Highlights of the September 14th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Sep 14
The September 14th meeting of the Public Health Council included a vote on one Determination of Need request, followed by a series of information presentations on the current status of various proposed regulatory amendments. First, the Council took up a Determination of Need application from Nantucket …Continue Reading Highlights of the September 14th Public Health Council Meeting