- Keep frequently touched surfaces in the workplace, such as doorknobs, keyboards, and phones, routinely cleaned to help prevent the transfer of the virus.
- Get a flu vaccination each year as recommended by the CDC which reiterates it is the most important step in fighting influenza. To encourage employee participation, businesses can offer flu vaccinations on-site.
- Employees who start to feel sick while at work should limit contact with other employees and try to go home as soon as possible. Train other employees on how to perform critical tasks for when an employee has to stay home.
- If an outbreak of the flu occurs, the CDC says follow public health advice ( www.cdc.gov). Information may be provided on how to increase distance between people and additional actions to take.
- Finally, you can calculate the cost of the cold and flu season on your business by visiting http://www.gkservices.com/what-will-cold-flu-season-cost-your-business. The “Germ Calculator” can estimate the cost of unscheduled employee absences due to personal illness.
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