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and your brand with
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A healthy workforce boosts productivity, lowers absenteeism, fosters a positive work environment, and most importantly, lowers the risk to your company's brand and reputation.

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Health Crisis Prevention + Management
For Modern Businesses

Whether you have a growing hospitality group or a major nationwide concept, it’s imperative that you protect your reputation and brand loyalty from illness, outbreaks, and other health crises.

Zero Hour Health’s team of advisors will help you prevent and manage your risk so your team can focus on growing the business.

Advisory from the most knowledgeable industry experts, 24/7/365.

Whether it’s navigating a foodborne illness outbreak, receiving guidance on best practices with your local health department, or general questions about your employees’ health, we’re here to keep you, your staff, and your business safe.
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Detecting and preventing illnesses, before they go public.

The best way to stop a crisis is to prevent it from becoming one in the first place. We’ll help you create a culture of safe working, detect problematic illnesses before they spread, and, most importantly, keep your business out of the news.
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Protecting the most important asset in your businesses: your brand.

An outbreak is one of the few crises that can permanently damage a brand. From local news, to the nightly news, to the trading floors, your reputation is the foundation of your business and its value. Protecting that asset is a top priority.
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Screening and assisting the hiring process for at-risk positions.

Whether you need to do physical examinations to ensure a prospective employee can do the job, or your industry regulations call for a battery of exams, we streamline this process and handle it for every step of the way. Save time, hire quicker, and protect yourself against workers' comp claims.
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A suite of services to support every aspect of your operations.

This is just a core breakdown of the main services we provide to our clients. We build highly customized solutions to support any need you have.


ZHH Pro is our standard, concierge advisory service. We tailor our support to solve your most pressing needs, whether you've got 6 locations or 600 locations. We can provide 24/7/365, high-level clinical support to keep your business running.
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Wellness Checks

The single best way to prevent illness in the workplace is to prevent sick employees from showing up in the first place. ZHH Wellness Checks are the best solution to identify and assess potentially sick employees.
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Vaccination Programs

From Flu to Hep A, vaccinations are a vital part of keeping your workforce healthy. We help businesses identify employee immunization history, track their records, and facilitate vaccinations both on-site and off.
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Exams & Regulatory Testing

Ensure that potential employees are fit to perform their roles safely and effectively using our industry-best pre-employment programs. We help employers maintain compliance with stringent industry standards and regulations without adding friction to the hiring process.
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April 16, 2024
Allergies, new FDA food safety rules & more

Hello and welcome back to the Executive Briefing. Our team is at the Restaurant Leadership Conference this week - stop by to say hi to Roslyn and Molly if you’re at RLC in Phoenix, too! 

Health News:

  • A new report highlights the risk of a smallpox resurgence. (Houston Chronicle)
  • NYC is seeing an increase in human leptospirosis, a disease caused by rat urine, which can cause kidney failure and liver damage if untreated. (Bloomberg)
  • An invasive species of dengue-carrying mosquito has been found in San Jose, CA. (SF Chronicle)
  • There is no link between COVID vaccine and cardiac arrest in young people, the CDC confirmed this week. (USA Today)
  • Younger people in wealthy NYC neighborhoods snatched up COVID vaccines reserved for seniors. (CIDRAP)
  • The EEOC released final rules for the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act this week, which include time off for childbirth and abortion. (SHRM)
  • The point-of-care norovirus test market has reached $130.4 billion. (Yahoo Finance)
  • Another cruise ship noro outbreak was reported, this time with 30 sick passengers out of 633 on a Silversea cruise. (USA Today) 
  • A ransomware gang has begun leaking patient data from the major Change Healthcare hack. (Axios)
  • Tortillas and corn masa sold in California may need to add folic acid under a new bill. (Mercury News)

Mental Health & Substance Use News:

  • Women in particular, have rising complications from alcohol use. (NY Times)
  • Some social psychologists believe anxious kids need less screen time and more autonomy. (NPR)

If you or someone you know may be considering suicide or need help, call 988 or message the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741. 

Best Questions:

Any advice for controlling bad allergies? 

Yes! Start on allergy meds early, ideally at least two weeks before your symptoms start - now is a great time since April and May are peak times for spring allergens. If you’re already feeling it, start your seasonal allergy medications immediately. Consider your options - there are seasonal allergy pills like Claritin, Allegra, or Zyrtec and nasal sprays like Flonase. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist for specific advice on which allergy medications to take, but most allergy specialists advise getting started on those meds early since it can take a few weeks for them to take full effect. The other thing that really works is decontamination. It sounds crazy, but it’s incredibly effective and totally free. Take off your outdoor clothes and take a shower after you’ve been outside on a particularly high-pollen day to alleviate symptoms. 

Source: Inside Medicine

Are there specific measles hotspots we should look out for? 

Unfortunately, measles cases are continuing to rise across the country, with new cases reported in California, Illinois, and Ohio this week. With eight more cases, we’ve now hit 121 total cases in 18 jurisdictions - leaving us on track to blow last year’s numbers out of the water. At least two of this week’s new cases are in travelers - tourists and visitors from out of town who stay in hotels, visit local attractions and dine out at restaurants during their visits. Most of these (about 86 of the 121 total) are linked to seven specific outbreaks, including larger ones like those at a Chicago migrant shelter and a Florida elementary school. So far, these newer cases aren’t linked to larger outbreaks yet, but we’ll be keeping a close eye on them. 


What’s going on with a new Salmonella outbreak? 

There’s an outbreak of Salmonella typhimurium with 11 cases from an unknown source. Previous food-related outbreaks of this bacteria in the past few years have been linked to alfalfa sprouts, cantaloupe, salad greens, dried coconut, and chicken salad. Right now, it’s still too early to know what exactly the cause is, but the FDA is working on traceback to find if there’s a specific product or food linked to this outbreak. There’s nothing specific you need to do right now to prepare, but following proper food safety guidelines when handling your fruits and vegetables is the best way to protect your employees and customers from this type of Salmonella outbreak. 

Sources: FDA, CDC

Best Read:

A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House introduced the “Food Traceability Enhancement Act” recently. The lobby representing food retailers has applauded the bill, but others worry that it carves grocery and retail out of federal FDA food safety regulations. 

Bill pushed by grocers would gut FDA food safety rules, critics say - STAT

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