Free Business Preparedness Assessment and more

The Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) is cautioning businesses and nonprofit organizations to examine their ability to operate in the event of a flu pandemic.

The Top 5 IBHS recommends these pandemic preparedness steps include:

  1. Determine when to curtail employee travel, domestically and internationally.
  2. Develop business continuity policies that provide work-at-home options.
  3. Address sick leave policies, since people with swine flu or those attending to relatives may need to be on leave longer that the current policy allows.
  4. Consider the impact a shutdown of public transportation or the loss of basic utilities would have.
  5. Determine at what point the organization would need to close its doors.

IBHS has also created a free Pandemic Flu Business Assessment.



Ira S Wolfe