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and your brand with
Zero Hour Health

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

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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June 21, 2024
🚫Slow bird flu tests=COVID déjà vu

Bird Flu News:

  • The Michigan Department of Agriculture is offering financial assistance to dairy farms for participating in real-time H5N1 research. (CIDRAP)
  • Studies found that Americans may have little to no pre-existing immunity to the H5N1 virus, according to initial findings from ongoing testing done by the CDC. (CDC)
  • Slow bird flu testing is raising concerns about repeating COVID-19 mistakes. With over a million tests ready, only 45 people have been tested, potentially impacting outbreak detection and response​. (KLF)

Health News:

  • A new CDC study shows 12% of people who got Omicron developed long-Covid and a persistent cough was the most common symptom. (CDC)
  • Norovirus has been lab-confirmed as the illness that visitors to Havasupai Falls near the Grand Canyon have been experiencing. (Fox News)
  • Upstate New Yorkers who tried food samples from a demo at an Ace Hardware are being advised to get Hep A shots after exposure to a sick chef.  (WKTV)
  • Merck’s new vaccine for pneumococcal pneumonia, which sends about 150,000 adults to the hospital in the US each year, was approved. (STAT)
  • Scientists now know more about why some people didn’t get Covid, and the answer is in their noses. (The Guardian)
  • There have been more than 1,000 cases of streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS) in Japan in the first half of 2024, more than all of last year. (Washington Post)
  • At least 86 people in the UK have been hospitalized due to an E. coli outbreak now linked to lettuce on pre-made sandwiches. (The Standard)
  • Vaping is about as effective as Chantix at helping people quit smoking. (STAT)
  • While illness cases and hospitalizations have nearly doubled, Diamond Shrummz, the manufacturer of micro-dosing chocolates, refuses to recall their products. (Ars Technica)
  • A shigella outbreak initially detected in a homeless encampment in San Jose appears to be spreading rapidly.  (CBS News)
  • The FDA reported yet another Salmonella outbreak, this time Typhimurium, with 46 confirmed cases and no source yet identified (FDA)

Mental Health & Substance Use News:

  • Substance use experts are concerned about a rise in gambling addiction and its link to opioid abuse. Both are driven by stress and severely impact mental health and well-being. (STAT)
  • A debate is growing to redefine fentanyl overdose deaths as "poisonings" to highlight the unintentional nature of these deaths and reduce stigma. (NY Times)

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:

We have an employee whose mental health affects his physical health, specifically causing anxiety-induced vomiting. Can they safely work? 

Unfortunately, this is an issue that our ZHH Clinical Team sees regularly. GI symptoms can be high risk in the workplace, especially in the foodservice industry, and it can be hard without a doctor assessing someone to know if they’re contagious. In general, if what they’re experiencing is consistent with their typical anxiety symptoms and nothing is new or changed, we think it’s reasonable for them to work in the short term, but if it occurs regularly, we recommend asking for a doctor’s note that clears them to work in a foodservice setting with ongoing vomiting. If any symptoms are new or changed (including if they get more intense), we recommend keeping them out of work until they provide a doctor’s note or until they’re symptom-free. We also recommend checking in with this employee and offering resources like your EAP. Supporting the employee with the root cause of mental health issues may go a long way in reducing absenteeism and retaining this person. 

Source: ZHH

We have locations that flooded in last week’s storms in South Florida and this week’s first hurricane of the season. What should we know about flooding? 

Floodwater presents a health risk, in part because it’s so murky you can’t see hazards (like downed power lines or sharp, rusty metal) and in part because it’s a breeding ground for bacteria and other contaminants. It’s best to stay out of floodwater, and if the only way to open your business is to go through it, consider closing until the water recedes. Floodwater may be contaminated with sewage, which means the risk of diarrheal illnesses like E. coli and Salmonella is higher, so it’s important to focus on handwashing and remind employees to stay home if they have vomiting or diarrhea. If your business itself is flooded, it’s best to fully close until you can clear the water and do a thorough sanitizing, which may require outside services. 

Sources: CDC, QSR 

Best Watch:

Here’s NFID’s avian flu update with Sonja Olsen, PhD, Associate Director for Preparedness and Response, Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Ruth Lynfield, MD, State Epidemiologist and Medical Director, Minnesota Department of Health.   

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) - a discussion on the current status of H5N1

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"Partnering with ZHH was a game changer. The transparency, visibility, technology, consistency, and time spent on supporting our business, it's as if all the stars aligned and it just made sense. We are big fans."
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"When any potential health crisis arises, we turn to Zero Hour Health to help coordinate the clinical resources necessary- testing, confirming diagnoses and vaccinating employees.  Their relationships with health departments have proven critical to Texas Roadhouse.  ZHH is an invaluable partner to our brand and we can't imagine operating without them."

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