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Almost 1/3 of Workers Take No Steps to Prevent the Flu

Despite widespread publicity about the H1N1 flu [known as the swine flu] nearly one-third of workers in a recent poll said they have not taken...
October 21, 2009

Despite widespread publicity about the H1N1 flu [known as the swine flu] nearly one-third of workers in a recent poll said they have not taken any special precautions. According to a Tell It Now survey released by ComPsych Corporation, almost half of employees have adopted an "avoidance" strategy, forgoing handshakes and the touching of workplace surfaces in order to stay healthy.  Forty-seven percent said they were more likely to wash their hands and avoid touching people or workplace surfaces; 16 percent said they were more inclined to get a flu shot; and only 8 percent said they were more likely to stay home or keep family members home if there are flu symptoms.

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