Deliver CDC’s Triple Punch to Fight Flu

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(Excerpted from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

It’s the bug of all super bugs. This year’s influenza (flu) activity is widespread across 49 contiguous states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends three actions to fight the flu:

1. Take the time to get a flu vaccine.

  • The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses.
  • While there are many different flu viruses, a flu vaccine protects against the viruses that research suggests will be most common.
  • Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations.
  • Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every year before flu activity begins in their community. CDC recommends getting vaccinated by the end of October, if possible. However, there is still time to get a flu shot this year. Learn more about vaccine timing.
  • Vaccination of high-risk persons(https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/high_risk.htm) is especially important to decrease their risk of severe flu illness.

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Prep Your Workers for Driving in Winter Weather

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There are times when workers leave lower elevations and drive into the mountains for business and find themselves unprepared. Snow, ice and extreme cold increase the chances of car crashes, worker falls and even frostbite as employees encounter snow accumulation or icy roads. When workers aren’t prepared for such conditions, they may drive too quickly and get into an accident or become stranded because they lack the proper equipment. Continue reading

Use These 3 Reasons to Convince Your Boss to Send You to Safety Works Expo

You’d love to get out of the office, meet other business owners, HR managers, safety professionals and learn something new. But the boss is a little nervous that it’s an excuse for you to head straight to the golf course or meet up with friends for lunch.

We get it. That’s why we’ve created a quick list of reasons to help you win your boss’ Continue reading