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Guidance for Preventing Seasonal Influenza in the Workplace

This page includes links to websites which provide advice about protecting workers from seasonal influenza in the workplace. While each workplace is unique, and a worker’s risk for occupational exposure to influenza can vary widely depending on the nature of their job, workplaces should:

CDC/NIOSH Workplace Guidance

CDC Prevention Strategies for Seasonal Influenza in Healthcare Settings

CDC Seasonal Flu Information for Businesses and Employees

Seasonal Flu Information for Schools & Childcare Providers

CDC Guidance for Commercial Aircraft Operators

Influenza Vaccination Information for Health Care Workers

Recommended Guidance for Extended Use and Limited Reuse of N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators in Healthcare Settings

Other Guidance

Note: Links to Web sites external to NIOSH do not constitute NIOSH endorsement of the sponsoring organizations or their programs or products. Furthermore, NIOSH is not responsible for the content of these Web sites.

CDC Says “Take 3” Actions to Fight the Flu

H1N1 & Higher Ed Lessons Learned: Pandemic Influenza Tools, Tips, and Takeaways from the Big 10 2 UniversitiesCdc-pdfExternal

California Department of Public Health Toolkit: Respirator Use in Health Care Workplaces for Respirator Program AdministratorsExternal

Occupational Safety and Health Administration seasonal flu websiteExternal

The Joint Commission Report: Implementing Hospital Respiratory Protection Programs: Strategies from the FieldCdc-pdfExternal

Page last reviewed: March 28, 2018