Flu season is almost here: 10 tips to keep workers healthy
With the flu season fast approaching, now is the time to show your employees ways they can take initiative and stay healthy this winter.
The CDC has encouraged employers to get involved and educate workers on what they can do to stay healthy this flu season. These 10 tips could help keep the illness out of your workplace:
Help employees get vaccinated
Let employees know the importance of prevention by encouraging them to get a flu shot
Lead by example and get vaccinated annually
Offer free or discounted vaccines through your company
Host a vaccination clinic or promote a community vaccination event
Team up with a pharmacy or provider
Tell your employees of flu shot opportunities via emails, fliers or paycheck inserts.
Practice prevention : A flu shot may be the first line of defense, but reminding workers of these simple hygiene practices helps too:
Stay away from sick people
If you get sick, stay home and avoid contact with others
Use a tissue to cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing
Try not to touch your eyes, nose and mouth