10/26/2011

Preventing the spread of seasonal flu in the workplace

The US American Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)'s Seasonal
Flu Web page includes information about how to reduce the spread of the flu in
workplaces. It provides information on the basic precautions, such as frequent
hand washings and covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue, that should be
used by employers and workers in all workplaces as well as the additional
precautions that should be used by employers and workers in healthcare
settings, such as strictly following infection control practices and using
gloves, gowns, surgical masks and other protective equipment to reduce
exposures. Visitors to the employer and worker information Web pages can also
test their knowledge about the flu through the interactive "Flu I.Q." quiz
produced by the Department of Health and Human Services/Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention. OSHA's Seasonal Flu page also includes a link to
additional information on planning for the possible outbreak of pandemic flu.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration