As cold and flu season approaches, businesses should start taking preventative measures to keep their team healthy and office spaces clean. Sickness can wreak havoc on a company, resulting loss of employee productivity and loss of revenue. Providing resources and a clean environment can help employees’ wellness and keep your business running smoothly. Below are a few tips for keeping your office healthy during the flu season:
- Encourage employees to get a flu vaccine shot if they are able. Setting up a flu shot clinic at your office makes it easy and convenient for employees and their families to get shots.
- Make it easy for employees help keep the office germ free. Stock your office with hand-sanitizing gels, facial tissues, disinfecting wipes for workspaces and disinfectant sprays for common areas.
- Be accommodating to ill employees to prevent their sickness from spreading. Despite the common concern many workers have of falling behind when not in the office, it is important to give employees a chance to get healthy. Let your team members know you’d rather have them miss a day or two than make the entire office sick. Consider finding ways that employees can do some of their work from home, if appropriate.
- Discuss a flu prevention plan with your office cleaners to help keep the office disinfected. Ask the staff to wipe down surfaces, office machine and door knobs with sanitizing wipes to prevent germs from spreading.
While cold and flu season is inevitable, there are many steps you can make to help your team avoid the spreading of germs. Keep your office healthy this winter by stocking up on disinfecting products and educating your team on healthy office practices.