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FLU PREVENTION

By November 30, 2016Uncategorized

Flu alone costs US employers $76.7 million a year in absenteeism!

Here are some tips to help keep you healthy.

The big one – hand washing! Wash your hands frequently and for at least 15 seconds. (Sing the “abc’s” twice.)

At the office:

Use disinfecting wipes or disinfecting spray on your keyboards, door handles & frames, light switches, snack areas, pens, staplers, etc. Wash your coffee cup and glass after use.

Sanitizing:

Use a disinfectant wipe to wipe down sink faucets & handles (both kitchen & bath), toilet handles, door knobs & frames, light switches, phones, keyboards, etc.

If you have been ill, disinfect your toothbrush or purchase a new one and use a new hand towel daily or paper towels. Cosmetics can also carry flu bugs. If you use lipstick or lip balm try to avoid using it while you are ill or purchase new ones.

Kitchen:

Wipe down food preparation areas with disinfecting wipes before and after preparing food including the countertops and cutting boards. Use a clean dish cloth or if you use a sponge, disinfect it by washing it in hot water with bleach or put it in the dishwasher. Reusable lunch bags and grocery bags need to be either washed or wiped down with disinfecting wipes after each use.

In public:

A sneeze or cough can travel up to 6 feet! When in public wear a flu mask or carry a tissue in your pocket to cover your mouth. Don’t touch your face and wash your hands and face as soon as possible. Wipe off the grocery cart with disinfecting wipes prior to shopping.