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FLU season is coming!

posted by Outside Source on Friday, October 17, 2014

During flu season, influenza is a concern as the seasons change. You work closely and come in direct contact with others frequently, which means germs and bacteria can spread easily from person to person.

The best strategy for reducing your risk of becoming ill with a virus is to be safe when in crowded situations. Observe good hygiene and remember follow these simple guidelines:

  • Stay home from work when you are sick.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer (if soap and water are not available).
  • Avoid touching your nose, mouth and eyes.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue. Then, dispose of the tissue in a no-touch trash bin.
  • Wash your hands or use a hand sanitizer after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
  • Keep frequently touched surfaces (telephones, computer keyboards, etc.) clean.
  • If you need to wear gloves, wash your hands after removing them.
  • Try not to use others workers' supplies, phones, computers, desks, offices, work tools, etc.