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OHS Canada: How to manage the flu season during the COVID-19 pandemic

Workplaces should have proper screening procedures in place

November 5, 2020  by OHS Canada

Employers can implement various policies to better protect their workforce. (Pixel-Shot/Adobe Stock)

With winter approaching, flu season will soon be one more thing businesses have to deal with.

While Canada remains in the throes of the pandemic, discerning whether symptoms of sickness are due to a common cold, flu or COVID-19 is impossible without a test, according to Hope McManus, head of health and safety at OHS consultancy firm Peninsula Canada.

As a result, businesses will be more likely to experience work refusals, absenteeism, as well as staff shortages while workers self-isolate to wait for test results.

Read more on OHS Canada, one of Canadian Manufacturing‘s sister publications.

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