Pandemic Preparedness and Your Business

Pandemic Preparedness and Your Business

In 2009, a new strain of influenza (2009 H1N1) caused the first influenza pandemic in more than 40 years. Businesses and employers have an important role in protecting their employees’ health and safety. Planning is essential to protect your employees and limit the negative impact the situation may have on both your business and community.

Pandemic Preparedness Factsheet

Related Websites

Business Planning for Influenza
Information and links on aspects of business preparedness for H1N1 and H5N1 influenza situations.
FLU.gov
FLU.gov
Website with information and resources related to influenza (seasonal and pandemic) and ways to protect yourself and your family.
Multiple Federal Agencies
Quick Reference For Businesses and Employers 2009 H1N1 Flu Planning and Response
General information meant to aid businesses in protecting employees and ensuring business continuity during an H1N1 outbreak.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Additional Web Resources

All Businesses

8 Ways You Can Stay Healthy At Work
Tips for protecting yourself and others from spreading illnesses at work
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Action Steps to Keep Your Business and Employees Healthy
Tips to help businesses protect their business and employees from the flu.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Business Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist
Checklist to help businesses prepare for a pandemic influenza situation.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Guidance On Preparing Workplaces For an Influenza Pandemic
Extensive guide including information on protecting employees and staying operational during a pandemic.
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
How to Protect Yourself in the Workplace during a Pandemic
Tips for protecting yourself from influenza in the workplace.
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
It Is Not Flu as Usual: An H1N1 Business Preparedness Guide
Guide for businesses regarding absenteeism, federal aid, hazards, and ways to be proactive before a pandemic event.
United States Chamber of Commerce
Pandemic Flu Preparation: The Workplace and the Community
Factsheet includes topics to consider when preparing a family, business, and community for pandemic flu.
University of South Dakota Extension
Planning For 2009 H1N1 Influenza: A Preparedness Guide For Small Businesses
Guidebook to help small business owners develop and implement their own pandemic preparedness plan.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Preparing For the Flu: A Communication Toolkit for Businesses and Employers
Toolkit providing information and resources to help businesses plan and respond to the flu season.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
What Employers Can Do To Protect Workers from Pandemic Influenza
Factsheet discussing control measures that can be used to protect your workers and your customers during influenza season.
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

Livestock Producers

H1N1 Flu Virus FAQ
Website with frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the H1N1 flu virus.
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
H1N1 Flu Virus: For Pet Owners (FAQ)
Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about H1N1 flu virus and pets.
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
H1N1 Influenza and Pigs
Information about H1N1 and principles to help prevent infection in pigs.
Colorado State University Extension
Novel H1N1 Biosecurity Recommendations for Producers
Factsheet for individuals working with animals to help prevent the introduction or spread of influenza in production animal settings.
National Pork Board
What Pork Producers and Workers Need to Know About Influenza (Flu) in Pigs and People
Factsheet discussing swine influenza in pigs and how to prevention measures.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Department of Agriculture

Veterinary Clinics

2009 H1N1 Flu Virus Outbreak
Timeline and resources for veterinarians about the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus.
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
H1N1 Flu Virus FAQ
Website with frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the H1N1 flu virus.
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
Pandemic Preparedness for Veterinarians
Information to help veterinarians prepare and protect their families, employees and business during pandemic situations.
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)