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  • H1N1/Seasonal Flu Updates 

    As the situation regarding outbreaks of both the seasonal flu and H1N1 continues to evolve, ACOEM is providing the following links for physicians and others seeking the latest original source information:

    GOVERNMENT / INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES 

    Flu.gov  Official U.S. Government web site managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services provides information on both seasonal flu and H1N1.
     

    Flu.gov Business Planning Site – Provides updated guidance for businesses and employers for the fall flu season. Specific guidance includes: 

     

    CDC’s 2009 H1N1 Flu Current guidance regarding H1N1 is provided to help health care providers, public health officials and the public address the challenges posed by this public health threat. 

    You can also keep up with CDC updates on H1N1 flu by signing up for e-mail updates, subscribing to RSS, or following CDC on Twitter.  

     

    Federal Drug Administration (FDA) 2009 H1N1 (Swine) Flu Page – Information on FDA-approved H1N1 flu vaccines

    World Health Organization (WHO) – Information on Pandemic H1N1 

    ACOEM RESOURCES 

    Audio Briefing on H1N1 Influenza Features ExpertsIn response to the H1N1 influenza public health emergency, ACOEM convened a special briefing during its AOHC conference on April 27 featuring representatives of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and ACOEM. The session was recorded. To listen online, please click here  If you would like to download the .MP3 file to your iPod or MP3 player, right click on the "Listen Now" icon and click on "Save Target As…” to save the file to your workstation..

    Participants in the session included: 

    • Warner Hudson, MD, MPH, (Moderator) Director, Medical Services, LifeConnections Health Center; member of ACOEM Board of Directors. 
    • Margaret Kitt, MD, MPH, former Director of the NIOSH Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response. 
    • John Piacentino, MD, MPH, Senior Scientist, Office of the Director, NIOSH. 
    • Robert McLellan, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center; Past President of ACOEM and member of the ACOEM Board of Directors. 
    • Bill Bunn, MD, JD, MPH, Vice President of  Health,  Safety,  Security  and  Productivity  for  Navistar,  Inc. 
    • Mark Russi, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health,
Director of Occupational Health Services, Yale-New Haven Hospital  
    ACOEM CheckList* for Controlling Infectious Diseases in the Workplace This checklist summarizes several at-work and at-home steps that employees and employers can take to reduce the chances that they or a family member or colleague will unnecessarily contract the flu. 
     
    ACOEM Guidance Document on Seasonal Influenza Prevention in Health Care Workers 
     
    OHDEN, the Occupational Health Disaster Expert Network