How to avoid the flu at work

Flu season at work

Flu season is upon us…

It’s that time of year where sneezes and coughs are a common occurrence in shared spaces. After the pandemic, people dropped the hygiene habits put in place to avoid the spread of viral infections and bacteria.

Here are some good ways to avoid flu in the workplace:

  • Get vaccinated. The flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself from the flu. It is recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older. (Read more here)
  • Wash your hands often. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the bathroom, blowing your nose, or coughing. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your face. Germs can be spread from your hands to your eyes, nose, and mouth. Avoid touching your face as much as possible.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Use a tissue to cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue away in a trash can immediately. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve.
  • Stay home from work if you are sick. If you are sick, stay home from work to avoid spreading the flu to your co-workers.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as doorknobs, light switches, and telephones, with a disinfectant wipe or spray.
  • Encourage your co-workers to follow these tips. The best way to prevent the spread of the flu is to work together. Encourage your co-workers to follow these tips to help keep everyone healthy.

Here are some additional tips that may help prevent the spread in the workplace:

  • Keep your workplace clean and well-ventilated. This will help to reduce the number of germs in the air.
  • Consider staggering work hours. This can help to reduce the number of people who are in the workplace at the same time.
  • Provide employees with access to hand sanitizer. This will make it easy for employees to clean their hands throughout the day.
  • Encourage employees to stay home from work if they are sick. This will help to prevent the spread of the flu to other employees.

Contact Bidvest Steiner today to arrange for the products and services that will keep your business safe this season.

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