It’s estimated that over 1 billion people globally contract the flu every year. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that seasonal flu affects nearly 50 million people across the U.S. annually, resulting in roughly 475,000 hospitalizations and close to 35,000 deaths. And now, there are grave concerns that the combined threat of seasonal flu and COVID-19 could present a significant risk to the health of workers and jeopardize current economic recovery efforts.
But it’s not too late. Organizations that act now to control the risk of influenza, and launch a successful flu campaign, will improve their ability to withstand this combined threat and ensure their workforce and their bottom line is adequately protected.
This guide outlines the key criteria you should consider when preparing your workplace to combat flu season. It provides a collection of industry best practices, tips to kickoff your flu campaign, and recommendations from our team of occupational health, safety, infectious disease, and crisis management experts designed to help reduce the risk that seasonal flu may pose to your business and