Health and Productivity During the H1N1 Pandemic

Red Cross Joins Forces with National Organizations to

Provide Businesses with Information on Health and Productivity During the H1N1 Pandemic
Free Workplace Seminar Offered

San Diego, November 25, 2009 The San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter of the American Red Cross will host a workplace seminar where local business management teams can educate their employees with the necessary tools to maintain a healthy and productive workforce during the H1N1 Pandemic.

This information seminar was produced in conjunction with the United States Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA).

In hopes of curbing the H1N1 Pandemic, several leading national health organizations such as the Centers for Disease and Control (CDC), the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the Surgeon General among others, have come together to provide this educational resource for business leaders.

With 100 years of lifesaving experience, the American Red Cross continues to bring forth the most up-to-date safety information to our community and is striving do their part during this pandemic. By providing local businesses with this very important information resource, the Red Cross helps the local workforce be better prepared for this widespread virus.

“We believe preparedness is the best defense against this flu pandemic”, said Joe Craver, CEO of the American Red Cross of San Diego/Imperial Counties.

The seminar will include a digital presentation of information on the H1N1 virus from renowned organizations in public health and safety, public policy and disease control.  The seminar will also include helpful resources and cost-effective safety and preparedness strategies required to minimize the spread of this pandemic in the workplace.

Participants will also be able to purchase safety products that will aid in stopping the spread of this infectious disease.

Details of the seminar are as follows:

Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Time: 9:00am – 11:00am

Location: Local Red Cross Headquarters – 3950 Calle Fortunada, San Diego, CA 92123

Cost: FREE

RSVP: Wilma Llano 858-309-1435 or


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My brother got infected with H1N1 or Swine Flu in Mexico. He got a mild fever and luckily he did not die.