Every year organizations are concerned that the threat of the seasonal flu could pose a significant risk to workers’ health and jeopardize productivity. It is estimated that over 1 billion people globally contract the flu every year. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that in 2019- 2020 the seasonal flu affected nearly 35 million people across the U.S., resulting in roughly 380,000 hospitalizations and close to 20,000 deaths1.
Businesses that act to control the risk of Influenza will improve their ability to withstand increased infection and ensure their workforce and bottom line are adequately protected
This guide outlines the key criteria you should consider when preparing your workplace to combat the upcoming flu season. It provides a collection of industry best practices and recommendations from our team of occupational health, safety, infectious disease and crisis management experts designed to help reduce the risk that seasonal flu may pose to your business.