Do you ever walk in to work and notice that a large chunk of your crew is missing due to being sick? This is a common occurrence when employees don’t get their flu shots. But it is incredibly important to show your workers the importance of employee flu shots. This way they will be protected from illnesses and also not take away from your daily work schedule. Making sure your employees know get flu shots for work and promote cleanliness in their lives is a great way to prevent bacteria from spreading.
Here are a few ways you can promote cleanliness to your employees, many of which are frequently overlooked.
Clean Your Phone
You press your cell phone against your face several times a day after swiping your fingers across its touch screen without washing your hands. This makes your phone a petri dish that’s potentially swimming in flu germs and bacteria. Taking a minute to clean your screen can improve your health.
To prevent the flu, get serious about washing your hands. A quick lather and rinse isn’t enough to get the job done. To kill flu germs, you need to wash your hands for more than just a few seconds. Get an idea how long a proper washing takes by using a ballpoint pen to draw an “x” on each of your palms, then wash your hands until the pen is gone and pay attention to how long it takes. Try and match that time with every wash for a thorough clean.
Keep Your Hands Off
The flu is frequently spread when someone touches an infected surface and then touches their nose, mouth or eyes. Be aware of this and make a conscious effort to keep your hands away from your face. If you have to touch your face to re-apply makeup or for some other reason, wash your hands first whenever possible.
Up Your Nutritional Game
A healthy diet leads to a healthy body with a stronger immune system. Boost your immunity by watching what you eat, opting for fruits and vegetables rather than sugar and empty calories. Vitamin D is an especially strong flu fighter and is found in fish, fortified orange juice, many cereals and milk.
Even if your employees follow the advice above, the flu can still be rather contagious. So in order to be more confident that your employees will not get sick, scheduling a flu vaccination day with U.S. HealthWorks could help with that. This way your employees won’t be inconvenienced and can get their shots right at work!
6 Ways to Fight the Flu You Probably Overlooked. HuffingtonPost.
Preventing the Flu: Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs. CDC