Lower your chances of getting the flu with these office prevention tips!
It’s that time of year when it seems like the whole office has come down with the flu. From coughs and sneezes to sniffles, you’re surrounded. But just because your coworkers are sick, that doesn’t mean you have to get sick too. Check out these ways that you can reduce your risk of getting sick in the workplace.
Keep sanitizer handy.
From door knobs to keyboards to coffee pots, your office is a cesspool for germs. Objects that are touched with high frequency are more likely to harbor more germs. Be sure to wipe down these surfaces regularly and always wash your hands. Hand washing or hand sanitizing are vital to keeping germs away. Make sure to do so frequently and be sure to wash up after touching surfaces in common areas.
Sharing is not caring.
During cold and flu season, it’s best to keep your belongings to yourself. Sharing everything from mugs to pencils can speed up the spread of pathogens in the office. Limit what you share to reduce your risk of getting sick. If you must share, just make sure to disinfect it.
Wash up daily.
If you keep a mug or water bottle at work, make sure you wash it daily. It’s certainly important to stay hydrated, but when you skip a wash, you’re letting pathogens fester and thrive. Be sure to wash your cups, mugs, and bottles to help yourself stay healthy.
Practice healthy habits.
Putting your health first helps you to strengthen your immune system. Make sure to actively keep your body and mind healthy.
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