Ill Food Worker
The Food Protection Program of the Connecticut
Department of Public Health has designed this educational campaign as part of a Health Impact Study funded in part by the CDCís Environmental Health Specialist Network (EHSNet)*.
The study objective is to decrease the occurrence of restaurant-associated norovirus outbreaks potentially caused by food workers working while ill with vomiting or diarrhea by educating food workers and managers.
The materials have been developed to: inform workers of the need to report illness and to not work when they are ill; assist management in promoting open communication with food workers; provide a resource for additional information on employee health policies; increase reporting of illness by food workers to management; and increase the required reporting of ill food workers by management to the local health department.
Campaign Educational Materials:
Food Worker Poster English, Spanish, Chinese
Manager Poster English, Spanish, Chinese
Manager Pamphlet English, Spanish, Chinese
Additional Resources for Local Health Department Staff:
n Circular Letter 2009-48 Connecticut Ill Food Worker Educational Campaign
n Circular Letter 2008-38 Updated Guidelines for Reporting & Controlling Ill Food Workers
n Guidelines for Restricting Food Service Workers from Commercial Food Establishments
n Talking Points Flyer/Employee Health Policy Recommendations
n A sample reporting agreement for Food Workers
Posters and pamphlets have been provided to local health departments throughout Connecticut for distribution to Class III & IV food service establishments. Additional copies of the posters and pamphlets can be obtained by contacting your local health department or the Food Protection Program.
*EHSNet: (pronounced S-Net) is a collaborative forum of environmental health specialists whose mission is to improve environmental health. http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/ehs/EHSNet