The most critical issue caused by pandemics to a business is excessive absenteeism. Staff shortages lead to disruptions in business services. A sick employee remains contagious for up to eight days; one day prior to symptoms and seven days after symptoms appear, so it is important to get your health policies in place before an outbreak occurs in the workplace.
The following is a list of some important things to consider when managing the potential impact of a pandemic on your business:
These are suggestions for you to incorporate into your preparedness plan:
Fast Fact: 30% of Canadians get the flu each year. 12% of the total work force will be off with illness at the same time.
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