Tag: CDC

Feds Crack Down on Mandatory Flu Shot Policies

With flu season upon us, employers may be tempted to require that employees receive a flu shot. After all, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that the flu costs employers about $10 billion each year in healthcare costs. And receiving the shot can drastically reduce an individual’s risk of contracting the flu, […]

Train Employees to Follow These Flu Prevention Best Practices

  With serious outbreaks in several states, this year’s flu season is shaping up to be one to remember. Especially concerning is the fact that the vaccine may not be a good match for the virus. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is encouraging employers and employees to maintain a healthy, flu-free workplace this […]

Are You Training Employees to Prevent a Flu Outbreak in Your Workplace?

  Flu season typically runs from October through May with February as the peak month. Let’s avoid an outbreak in our workplace this year by doing a bit of refresher training on this common yet potentially deadly malady. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) asks employees, “Do you know your flu facts?” Check your […]

Are You Training Your Workers to Avoid the Leading Cause of Employee Fatality?

  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says more than 2.5 million people went to emergency departments, and about 200,000 were hospitalized due to vehicle crashes in 2012. Indeed, crashes remain the leading cause of employee fatality. What can you do to reverse this trend? Start with training on essential information. According to […]

Prepare Employees for the Ebola Threat

  CDC’s recommendations focus on the healthcare setting, but some of the information may still be valuable to your organization. We’ve also included a link to CDC’s Ebola website at the end of this article. Patient placement Single patient room (containing a private bathroom) with the door closed Facilities should maintain a log of all […]

Are You Preparing Employees for the Ebola Threat?

  Although it is too early to call the Ebola virus disease (EVD) a major health issue in the United States, employers—particularly in the healthcare industry—are starting to ask what actions they should take to be prepared in the event of an outbreak. Healthcare workers at all levels—hospital, clinic, maintenance, laundry, and transport—are at the […]

Train Supervisors on These 4 Steps to Recognize Alcohol Abuse Problems

CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden called the effect of excessive alcohol consumption devastating. He added, “In addition to injury, illness, disease, and death, it costs our society billions of dollars through reduced work productivity, increased criminal justice expenses, and higher healthcare costs.” The study says the economic burden on states is huge—an average of $3 […]