Category Archives: Pandemic

The Gift No One Wants Seasonal flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It spreads between people and can cause mild to severe illness. Most experts believe that you contract the flu when an infected person coughs, … Continue reading

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It is important that employers and workers understand the significant differences between these two types of personal protective equipment. The decision whether or not to require workers to use either surgical masks or respirators must be based upon a hazard … Continue reading

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    Jan. 8, 2010 Contact: Office of Communications Phone: 202-693-1999 New OSHA videos provide respirator and facemask safety guidance WASHINGTON — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has developed two new videos for healthcare workers that feature training and guidance … Continue reading

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US Labor Department’s OSHA issues compliance directive to address flu prevention for health care workers. For the protection of frontline health care and emergency medical workers at high risk of infection, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health … Continue reading

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  October 14, 2009 OSHA Statement re: H1N1-related Inspections WASHINGTON - To ensure the protection of frontline healthcare and emergency medical workers at high risk of infection with H1N1 virus, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will soon issue a compliance … Continue reading

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Flu is Already on the Move! Flu is reported in Kentucky to be widespread according to the CDC and state health officials. Liberty Elementary School in Oldham County, KY was closed for two days on September 25 and September 28 … Continue reading

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Scenario: Your business is in the middle of flu season and many employees are calling in sick. Two of the employees are claiming that they have been diagnosed by their doctors with the H1N1 flu. They say they contracted the flu … Continue reading

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Since we last reported on the swine flu (now better known as H1N1) threat in the workplace in our May 2009 Newsletter, there has been increased emphasis from the federal government for businesses to be prepared for widespread seasonal and … Continue reading

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More news is received daily on the H1N1 swine flu and its spread throughout the world. Although this flu outbreak is not at pandemic levels yet, it could happen. Companies should prepare by developing plans for protecting both their employees … Continue reading

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A notice from the Kentucky Department for Public Health: The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) is actively monitoring the swine flu outbreak and is asking health care providers and public health officials to be on the alert for potential … Continue reading

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