HR Management & Compliance

Short Takes: Bird Flu

What should our organization be doing about the pandemic flu threat?

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You should establish an emergency communications plan with key contacts, a chain of communications, and processes for tracking and communicating employee status. Consider hotlines and dedicated websites for relaying information in a timely and efficient way to employees, customers, suppliers, and vendors, both in and out of the workplace. You should also plan for how to safely continue business operations or evacuate employees if essential government services are interrupted, such as power and water. Also, forecast and allow for employee absences during a pandemic.

You can access updated avian flu news online from Centers for Disease Control, as well as the U.S. Government avian flu site. — CELA Editors

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