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April 09, 2003
Companies Aim to Safeguard Against SARS
Amid heightened concern over severe acute respiratory syndrome, which has killed at least 79 people, companies are taking steps to protect workers from the respiratory disease, Bloomberg News reports.

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Among other things, companies are limiting travel to Asia, recommending workers wear masks while in the region, asking employees to stay away from the office following a trip to Asia, and improving office cleaning.

American International Group Inc will limit travel and reminded its 80,000 employees to wash their hands before touching their face, and to avoid handles, doorknobs or railings in "high-risk areas," according to the news service.

Goldman Sachs requires employees to receive departmental or divisional approval before travel to Asia. Other companies have banned all nonessential travel.

HSBC Holdings PLC and Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc have prohibited nonessential travel, urging workers to use videoconferencing technology instead. Microsoft is allowing workers in the region to work from home, Bloomberg News reports.

"There's just a lot of reasons why it's not a good idea to travel right now," says Ted Cullen, who oversees travel for Nike Inc.

Some companies already had travel restrictions in place because of the war with Iraq. New Balance tells the news service that it has banned all international travel because of the war and SARS.

Other companies are telling workers who travel to the region to work from home upon return to the United States. Bloomberg News notes Deutsche Bank AG's office in New York sent a memo to employees that said staff members who travel to China and Hong Kong should not go to "any Deutsche Bank office for 10 days following their return."



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