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You see one worker coughing and sneezing, the next thing you know, almost everyone in the workplace has it. Cold and flu are airborne. If you share utensils with another person and one of you has it, the virus can also be transmitted. Cubicles, desks, doorknobs, water fountains, copy machines, are also common areas that germs thrive and multiply.
If you are the owner of the business, you do not want bacteria and germs to hinder productivity and performance in your employees. Make sure your employees get their flu shots to prevent ailments from occurring and preventing the spread in case it has already started.
Let us take a look at some other ways to stop the germs from spreading at work:
Cover Your Mouth
Sneezing and coughing are difficult to stop, but you can cover your mouth during the act. Use a tissue or handkerchief. Wash your hands after.
If you have the flu, never sneeze or cough directly into your hands, as it can spread quickly.
Wash Your Hands
Germs easily penetrate the body from the hands to the mouth. When there is an employee in the office that starts to cough and sneeze, it is best to wash your hands frequently. A hand sanitizer also helps.
Clean Your Desk or Work Area
Germs' favorite place is a dirty desk. Always have disinfecting wipes ready. If you keep food in your drawer, put them in a sealed plastic or container. Wipe your desk before and after eating lunch there.
If you are the one who is coming down with a cold or flu, do not make close contact with other people at the office. Avoid sharing food, phone's, mouse, keyboards, office supplies, and appliances.
Stay at Home
Having cold and flu put a high risk of infecting everyone. It is better to take a leave of absence from work and stay at home. This is the most effective way to prevent an outbreak.
Prevention Is Key
Again, giving flu shot to everyone at work is an effective way to prevent the germs from flu and cold to start in the first place.
There are many challenges happening in the workplace every day. There are deadlines to meet, you cannot afford to get sick. As a business owner, it is your responsibility to provide your employees workers compensation. So, in case sickness is inevitable and they need to be absent from work, they can still get their wages. At Cornerstone Insurance Agency, we do our best in making sure that our clients are well-protected with affordable and comprehensive policies. To learn more about how we can help you, please contact our agency at (888) 664-8831 or Click Here to request a free quote.