As if employers didn't have enough to worry about in the midst of flu season, which can potentially sap attendance and productivity, there's another infectious disease to worry about that you may not have ever considered before. Up until recently, you probably only heard about staph-related deaths on TV shows like House and E.R. But staph made real-life news when a high school student in Virginia died from a form of staph called Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureas (MRSA, for short). Other student deaths from MRSA occurred in Mississippi, New Hampshire, and New York.
News of those deaths should have employers thinking about the risk of MRSA infection in the workplace right along with the risk of the flu this season.
Cleanliness Is The Best Defense
What the flu and MRSA have in common is that, above all, practicing cleanliness both on a personal and workplace level best prevents infections. Here are two th...(register to read more)