Your health is important, especially when it comes to the workplace. But with the height of cold and flu season quickly approaching, it’s imperative that you take action to stay healthy. Fight off workplace viruses and bacteria, and check out these office flu prevention tips.
You touch various surfaces all day long. From door knobs to copy machine buttons, there are lots of places for viruses and bacteria to camp out in your office. That’s why it’s imperative that you wash your hands often this season. That way you can reduce your risk of spreading pathogens throughout the office. Set up hand sanitizer throughout the office, especially at entrances and exits, so that the transmission of germs can be kept to a minimum.
Encourage your employees to take sick time when they need it. While some employees may abuse their sick time privileges, others refuse to take sick time after missing a day or two. However, staying home when sick is beneficial to all parties. When your employee stays home to rest, they have the time that they need to rest so that they can get healthy. Your office benefits as well because, when your sick employee stays home, they’re less likely to spread their germs throughout the office.
When it comes to protecting yourself against the flu, a flu shot can make all the difference. Make it easy for your employees to get flu shots. Let them take time to go to the doctor or help facilitate your employees with the resources that they need to get a flu shot. However, while the flu shot is safe for most people, talk with your doctor before getting a flu shot to ensure it’s the right option for your health needs.
Take care of yourself and your office with these flu prevention tips. That way you can all stay healthy year-round. For added protection, invest in the right insurance. The professionals at Phocus Insurance can find you the best policies for your needs. Located in Phoenix, Arizona we serve all your personal and commercial insurance needs. Contact us for more information.
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