This month, we decided to share with you resources that can help you better prepare your organization for the H1N1 Virus. They are:
Protecting Your Business in a Pandemic: Plans, Tools, and Advice for Maintaining Business Continuity by Geary W. Sikich.
Pandemic Influenza Planning: A Step-by-Step Guide For Businesses and Local GovernmentsP by Vernon Dorisson
Tamiflu® Office Preparation for Influenza Season
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: 2009 H1N1 Flu
CDC: Novel H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You
Association of American Family Physicians: Preparing Your Office for an Infectious Disease Epidemic
HR Issues and Answers: Preparing Your Workplace for an Influenza Pandemic
Most of these articles emphasize the same thing: create a plan for employees who will be absent due to illness, avoid getting sick by using caution and appropriate measures, if infected, stay home and avoid contact with others.
If you have a supervisory role, you may want to review your staff’s responsibilities individually, especially those who are the only ones who know how to complete a task, such as rebooting the server or opening a locked area. A little cross-training could save you any confusion down the road.