What Do Hand Washing and Telecommuting Have in Common?

Both hand washing and telecommunications can be both important aspects of preventing the spread of infectious diseases:


The President’s Council Advisor on Science and Technology issued a report to the President on the US preparation for the 2009 H1N1 Influence. The report presents a scenario that may occur during the coming flu season. Potential scenarios include:

U.S. 30-50% of the population is getting infected with swine flu,

  • 1.8 million US hospital admissions during the epidemic, and
  • up to 90,000 deaths

The CDC has resources on its website so that people can show proper ways to practice cleanliness by hand, in which you sneeze, how to wash your hands and how to properly use the nitrizer by hand.

Even employers who do not normally offer telecommunications, are getting ready for the flu season by implementing telecom programs and policies.

Without planning for telecommunications, some people will come to work even when they are sick. Staying at home has a great impact on the paycheck of a worker, especially if they have used all their sick days or have no beginnings. Employers also suffer when a large part of their employees falls sick.

The correct solution is that possible for people to work from home as much as possible. Although it is not ideal in all situations, but it can help to prevent most employees from getting out in large quantities.

If the employee can complete the whole or part of his daily duties from the home, the impact to the employer, and the employee’s paycheck should be very low.

Handwashing and telecommunications can be the key to the success of this flu season. Is your current employer ready?

Harvilas Meena

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