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Beating Flu Season: 5 Items to Keep in Stock

September 30, 2014

Flu season is fast approaching, and the office is one place that germs spread very fast, putting many employees in danger of being a health risk . The close proximity in which everyone works, and the amount of sharing that goes on with computers, phones, and work spaces doesn’t help. Rather than succumbing to the flu germs that winter brings, there are many things you can stock up on to help keep the flu at bay:  

 

·        Disinfecting wipes – No matter how clean the phone, computer, or copy machine looks, there are likely thousands (if not millions) of germs waiting to jump aboard your hands. Keeping disinfecting wipes handy around the office can make it easy for employees to consistently wipe down those shared office tools.

 

·        Hand sanitizer – Just as disinfecting wipes help to keep the major appliances at work free from germs, hand sanitizer can help to keep individual employees’ hands germ free. If you provide hand sanitizer in the most prominent places in the office, you can eliminate most germs simply because many employees feel too busy to stop and wash their hands often throughout the day.

 

·        Fresh fruit – Adequate vitamin and mineral consumption is essential during the flu season. Because employees often get caught up in their work, not thinking about what they are eating, they are likely to have compromised immune systems. By providing fresh fruit in the office, you can do your part in helping your employees stay healthy.

 

·        Tea – Staying hydrated is one of the best ways to ward off harmful flu germs. Employees often get sick of drinking water all day long, which is why having tea around the office is a nice treat that may provide some additional health benefits for your employees.

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