Swine Flu – Time to dust off those disaster plans

April 27, 2009 at 9:43 pm 1 comment

It is beginning to look there might be a serious chance that we might be facing another true flue pandemic threat. This swine or Mexican flu depending on what country the news is coming from sounds pretty real from a threat perspective.

Often we concentrate on our physical assets when we create a disaster plan for our organization, forgetting that you can’t run a business without people!

It is important to have call in procedures distributed to your staff so that current and accurate information can be handed out. Also your Human Resources department should be reviewing medical leave procedures and sending out reminders in case of a general emergency.

It should also enforce as a good general practice, encouraging employees to stay home until they are well or at least non-contagious.

Here are a couple of web articles, one that gives some goo, green advice on how to reduce your overall risk  from Supereco (http://www.supereco.com/news/2009/04/27/swine-flu-update-protect-yourself-naturally/) and an argument for stronger public heath systems from the NRDC (http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/gsolomon/swine_flu_the_need_for_a_stron.html)

Stay safe and help your organization weather the possible crisis!

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