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NYS Association of Occupational Health Nurses

OSHA Guidance on Preventing Spread of Seasonal Flu for Employers and Workers

Posted 10 months ago by Patricia Sadowski

Prevent the Spread of Seasonal Flu

As cases of flu remain high across the country, proper precautions must be taken to keep workers healthy. OSHA’s Seasonal Flu webpage provides basic precautions that should be used by employers and workers in all workplaces, such as frequent hand washing, and covering coughs and sneezes. OSHA also recommends that health care professionals follow infection control practices; use gloves, gowns, and other protective equipment to reduce exposures; and encourage sick workers to stay home.