WACKER has maintained a pandemic-preparedness plan since 2005 to minimize health risks and business disruption in the event of a crisis. The plan defines how and when a central management team should coordinate all emergency-response measures worldwide. It includes regulations and documented procedures on how to deal with employees who have fallen ill or been exposed, as well as guidelines on business trips to affected regions, and rules concerning site-specific access checks. WACKER has a supply of influenza drugs and special equipment (such as face masks, gloves and disinfectants) to hand out to employees in the event of a pandemic.
Besides the seasonal flu vaccination, vaccination against the so-called swine flu (H1N1) was offered in 2009. There was little demand for it among the general staff, so that mainly Health Services and Fire Service personnel were vaccinated.