BI’s Article search uses Boolean search capabilities. If you are not familiar with these principles, here are some quick tips.
To search specifically for more than one word, put the search term in quotation marks. For example, “workers compensation”. This will limit your search to that combination of words.
To search for a combination of terms, use quotations and the & symbol. For example, “hurricane” & “loss”.
ATLANTA--Closing large public gatherings and asking infected workers to stay home for at least a week are part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new set of guidelines for dealing with a potential influenza epidemic.
The CDC released its "pandemic severity index," which is modeled on the five-category index used to classify hurricanes, on Thursday. For example, a Category 1 pandemic would be as harmful as a severe seasonal influenza season with fewer than 90,000 deaths, while a Category 5 could result in more than 1.8 million deaths.
For categories 4 and 5, the CDC recommends several steps to slow the spread of the disease that would have a direct impact on the workplace. These include encouraging teleconferences rather than face-to-face meetings, postponing or canceling pubic gatherings, and modifying workplace schedules and practices, such as encouraging teleworking and staggering work shifts.
The full report, "Interim Pre-pandemic Planning Guidance: Community Strategy for Pandemic Influenza Mitigation in the United States," is available at www.pandemicflu.gov.