Nov 30, 2009 -The Department of Homeland Security continues to persuade local first responders to use plain English at all times when communicating rather than relying on the common code system in use across the United States, reports the Ventura County Star of California.
Nov 03, 2009 -Nearly 40 percent of workers do not receive paid sick days from their employers, raising fears among public health experts that sick workers will spread swine flu to their colleagues and the broader public.
Oct 15, 2009 -DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the selection of three existing emergency management and business continuity standards for use under the agency’s Voluntary Private Sector Preparedness Accreditation and Certification Program (PS-Prep).
Sep 15, 2009 -The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has not developed a strategy to help cities and states across the United States recover from a dirty bomb or improvised nuclear device (IND) attack, a representative from Congress' investigative arm told legislators yesterday.
Sep 01, 2009 -Researchers experimenting with various flu strains in ferrets found no evidence that a supervirulent hybrid flu strain could arise but did discover that swine flu outcompetes other flu strains, reports the University of Maryland Newsdesk.
Aug 20, 2009 -The idea that workers should be encouraged to tough it out and come to work even if they don't feel well is so 20th century. In the new millennium, with its pandemic flu threat hanging in the air, the government hopes that workers who think they may be coming down with something will stay home so as not to infect their coworkers. And the government wants companies to encourage that attitude with flexible sick leave policies, among other efforts.