Latest News from ISS and Department of Public Health

Columbus/ Cleveland, OH September 8, 2009– Industrial Security Service, Inc has agreed to partner with  the Columbus Department of Public Health to be the community outreach point of contact for the latest H1N1/ flu information.  Continual updates can be found on the Industrial Security Service website ( under the news & events section.    Contact: Jennifer Taylor 1.800.873.3948 [email protected]

CDC Guidance for Businesses and Employers To Plan and Respond to the 2009–2010 Influenza Season

August 19, 2009 11:00 AM ET CDC is releasing new guidance that recommends actions that non-healthcare employers should take now to decrease the spread of seasonal flu and 2009 H1N1 flu in the workplace and to help maintain business continuity during the 2009–2010 flu season.1The guidance includes additional strategies to use if flu conditions become more severe and some new recommendations regarding when a worker who is ill with influenza may return to work. The guidance in this document may change as additional information about the severity of the 2009-2010 influenza season and the impact of 2009 H1N1 influenza become known. Introduction The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with input from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has developed updated guidance for employers of all sizes to use as they develop or review and update plans to respond to 2009 H1N1 influenza now and during the upcoming fall and winter influenza season. Businesses and employers, in general, play a key role in protecting employees’ health and safety, as well as in limiting the negative impact of influenza outbreaks on the individual, the community, and the nation’s economy. Employers who have developed pandemic plans should review and revise their plans in light of the current 2009 H1N1 influenza outbreak to take into account the extent and severity of disease in their community as outlined in this guidance. Information includes: Planning for Fall and Winter Influenza Season Considerations of Appropriate Response Strategies Preparedness and Response Recommendations Actions Employers Should Take Now Important Components of an Influenza Pandemic Plan Recommended Employer...

H1N1 Pandemic InFLUenza: Keeping you & your employees healty during the 2009/2010 flu season.

Friday September 18, 2009 The Conference Center at OCLC 6600 Kilgour Place Dublin, OH 43017 8:30 (Registration & Continental Breakfast) 9:00am till 12 noon (speaker) 12:00 till 1 pm (Q&A, informational sharing & lunch) Keeping you, your families, your colleagues and your employees healthy during the 2009-2010 flu season…. Columbus Public Health Emerging Infectious Diseases and Pandemic Influenza Public Health nurse, Janie Van Gilder, RN, BSN, will be sharing information about how to help keep you and your employees healthy during this next challenging flu season. Program objectives: Understanding H1N1 flu season Continual Threat and implications of the H1N1 virus Infection Control Practices for your Worksite Continuity of Operations Identify and describe the strategies of Ready In 3 for application in  emergency events. __________________________________________________________ This is FREE Event. Space is limited. Must RSVP! Event sponsored by: To Register, Fax to: (216) 898-9979  Attn: Jennifer Or email:...
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