With the start of the flu season upon us, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is reminding workers that having the flu vaccine each year is the best form of protection.
Employers are urged to encourage healthy workers to get the flu shot and to advise sick workers to stay home.
WHSQ says employers should consider funding a flu vaccination program for staff and ensuring good hygiene standards around the workplace. While the flu vaccine is the best way to protect against the flu, personal hygiene also helps prevent the spread of infection.
The associated cost may be offset by reduced sick-leave and absenteeism.