Many departments and agencies in the federal government provide helpful information for individuals, businesses and health care providers on responding to pandemic flu and developing plans to deal with contagious diseases and other emergencies. The following is information from the federal government directed toward businesses.
Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act – EEOC compliance guidance for employers on the H1N1 swine flu
Pandemic Flu.gov – one-stop website for information on pandemic flu and workplace planning from many departments and agencies in the federal government that deal with pandemic flu
CDC Guidance for Employers – information released Aug. 19, 2009 to help employers prepare for and respond to the 2009-2010 flu season
CDC information on Swine Flu – topic page on swine flu from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Ready.gov – a website created by 10 business-related organizations and agencies to help businesses prepare for emergencies
For a comprehensive guide for employers on preparing for and responding to workplace emergencies, check out the recently updated Workplace Catastrophes manual. You can also participate in the upcoming audio conference on swine flu preparation for businesses, “Swine Flu: Proactive Preparations and Legal Guidelines for Employers.”