Many people will fall victim to the flu or some type of illness during this winter season. According to the U.S. Department of Health, as many as 10 - 15 percent of Americans will get the flu. In order to help minimize the spread of disease and protect your employees, follow these tips.
Use entrance mats
Using entrance mats can be effective way to contain germs from entering your building, however, dirty mats can also be a breeding ground for harmful microbes and bacteria. Regularly clean them throughout the day.
Wash your hands
Regularly washing your hands is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of germs among employees. You will make it easier for your employees to wash their hands by providing foam soap and automatic hand dryers.
Disinfect high touch areas
Keyboards, door handles, phones, and areas of your office that receive a lot of touch should be disinfected on a regular basis.
Deep restroom cleaning
A clean restroom is important to the perception of your business and your building but, it is also essential to employee health. Your restrooms should receive extra attention during the winter months of colds and the flu.
Keep your floors clean
Did you know that a dirty floor can contain more than two million bacteria per square inch? That is a lot of potential ill. Be sure to use the proper equipment and procedures specifically designed to reduce and prevent cross contamination and reduce bacteria throughout your office and buildings.