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Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

There has been an outbreak of a very severe type of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria, also known as Legionnaires’ disease all across the country. If you are unfamiliar with Legionnaires’ disease, it is a naturally occurring bacteria that typically grows in warm water. It’s most often found in hot tubs, hot water tanks, or […]

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Zika Virus: What You and Your Employees Should Know

Zika Virus: What You and Your Employees Should Know

Monday, the World Health Organization declared Zika virus a global public health emergency. This was issued based on the strong likelihood that the virus is linked to neurological disorders and neonatal malformations, such as microcephaly. The virus can be found in over 20 countries, which as of recently, includes the United States.  It is important […]

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Suicide in the Workplace: Prevention & Response

Suicide in the Workplace: Prevention & Response

Suicide touches everyone. About every 15 minutes someone dies by suicide, and about every minute someone attempts suicide. This is an issue that is especially prevalent among working-age adults. Not only can the suicide of an employee disrupt business as usual, it can deeply impact coworkers and their mental state following the incident.

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5 Considerations to Hone Your Organization’s Terrorism Threat Resonse

5 Considerations to Hone Your Organization’s Terrorism Threat Resonse

If last week was any indication, it is becoming increasingly clear that the threat of terrorism is expanding globally. Not only did Paris endure several coordinated attacks; Beirut and Yola, Nigeria were both targets of terrorist attacks, as well. In addition to showing support for the victims, survivors, and others affected by these atrocities, it is imperative that organizations also look for ways to protect ourselves and each other from future acts of terrorism.

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Flu Season Is Here: Working around a Reduced Workforce

Flu Season Is Here: Working around a Reduced Workforce

It’s that time of year again, where students trade in their late mornings and long summer days for bus rides and homework. The excitement surrounding the first few days of school is almost palpable, as students grow accustomed to their new routines, meet new people, and learn new things; yet, there’s one thing most people—parents especially—do not look forward to: the “back-to-school plague.” According to the CDC, children in elementary school on average get eight to twelve colds or cases of the flu each year, while older children get about half that. In addition to colds and the flu, other common illnesses that circulate schools include norovirus (stomach flu), pink eye, and strep throat. Although it is important to keep a sick child out of school until he or she fully recovers from these and other highly contagious diseases, some may feel their work environment makes that difficult.

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Ebola Virus Disease: Fact vs. Fiction

Ebola Virus Disease: Fact vs. Fiction

Recent news headlines have been inundated with updates on Ebola. Here at Preparis we pride ourselves on helping businesses prepare for any threat, a part of that includes providing factual information. There seems to be a great deal of content surrounding the current Ebola outbreak which may lead to confusion. With that being said, we have created an infographic including facts on the virus as well as common misconceptions. You can download the complete infographic by clicking on the picture below.

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