It hits us every year — the flu season. There are ways to try ward off catching the bug, or at least mitigating its effects. We recommend that everyone get a flu shot every year, especially the young and elderly.
We pay particular attention to thoroughly cleaning commonly touched surfaces during the flu season.
Another important means to avoid the bug is using hand sanitizers. MD Building Services sells Purell® instant hand sanitizer, which kills 99.99% of most common germs that may cause disease. It’s a smart business practice to have Purell dispensers throughout a company to help prevent the spread of germs.
Flu prevention tips for your NYC Office:
Sick Persons Should Stay Home
Advise workers to be alert to any signs of fever and other signs of influenza-like illness before reporting to work each day, and to notify their supervisor and stay home if they are ill. The Center for Disease Control recommends that employees with influenza-like illness remain at home until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever (100º F or greater) without the use of fever-reducing medications.
Cover Coughs and Sneeze
Influenza viruses are thought to spread mainly from person to person in respiratory droplets of coughs and sneezes. It is helpful to provide tissues and no-touch disposal receptacles for use by employees.
Improve Hand Hygiene
Influenza may spread via contaminated hands. Employees should wash their hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand cleaner, especially after coughing or sneezing. Place posters in the worksite that encourage hand hygiene and ensure that adequate supplies of soap and sanitizer are maintained.
Clean Surfaces and Items that Are More Likely to Have Frequent Hand Contact
All commonly touched surfaces in the workplace, such as workstations, countertops and doorknobs should be frequently cleaned. MD Building Services pays particular attention to thoroughly cleaning these surfaces during the flu season.
Encourage Employees to Get Vaccinated
Encourage your employees to get vaccinated every year as the type of flu strain is constantly changing.
How MD Building Services Works to Keep Employees Healthy:
- We can provide Purell dispensers for your facilities.
- Our detailed cleaning removes germs from desks and other areas.