Chemical companies prepare for widespread flu absences

09/3/2009 | ICIS News (U.K.)

With officials warning that the H1N1 flu could infect as much as half of the U.S. population in the autumn and winter, chemical companies announced they are taking precautions. Eastman Chemical says its plans include allowing more remote work amid recommendations from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that sick employees be allowed to stay home without fear of being fired. Shell says it has influenza-response teams designing contingency plans for production in case there is far-reaching absenteeism.

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