5 Ways to Keep Cold & Flu Out of the Office

‘Tis the season for cold and flu and offices are a prime breeding ground for germs. Here are a few reminders for keeping the germs at bay in your workplace:

1. Sick employees should stay home when they’re contagious. This may sound obvious, but team members need to know how important this is.

2. Leaders should set an example. Don’t contradict your own sick policies. If employees see the boss powering through a bad cold instead of staying home, they’ll think they should do the same thing.

3. Wash your hands. Studies show hand washing is still one of the most effective ways to stop illness. Encourage employees to wash their hands — you can even use jokes and fun signs (like the one here) to keep from sounding like “mom”. Try Boardwalk liquid soaps for your dispensers >

4. Use your elbow. No one wants to shake the hand of someone who has just sneezed all over it. Cough into your elbow instead, like Dracula. Save money with Boardwalk Facial Tissues >

5. Provide sanitizing products. Hand sanitizers, wipes, disinfecting sprays and towels for employees to clean their desks and keyboards a few times a week, if not daily, can help keep germs at bay. Check out all the personal hygiene supplies on perryop.com >

BONUS: Provide Purell hand sanitizer with this cute “Purell Pal” holder!

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