by Stephen R. Woods, Esq.
In the wake of April’s worldwide H1N1 virus pandemic scare, now is the time to make sure your organization has an effective pandemic plan in place. Although this spring’s immediate threat seems to have abated, public health officials warn that the virus could re-emerge in the fall.
There are 13 steps you can take to deal with H1N1:
1. Get informed. One of the most informative web sites about the H1N1 virus is www.pandemicflu.gov.
2. Create a pandemic contingency planning group. Include representatives from HR, information technology, executive and other critical parts of the business.
3. Assess your industry’s vulnerability. Animal handlers, health care practitioners, transportation workers and employees working overseas are all at greater risk than the general public.
4. Assess your operations. How well positioned are you to respond to evolving, unpredictable threats?
5. Identi...(register to read more)