The YXE Benefits is the simple, stable, smart choice for Saskatoon businesses; combining accessibility, flexibility and the stability of pooled benefits. Saskatoon companies choose the group plan because it offers unsurpassed value & outstanding customer service. The Chambers plan group benefits are for Chamber members. In our latest post, we discuss avoiding colds and flu becoming an issue in the workplace.
Avoiding Colds And Flu In The Workplace.
Unhealthy employees cost companies money in a myriad of ways, ranging from the merely unmotivated employee to the seriously ill. Less sick employees mean fewer claims on companies plan – and this in turn keeps premiums to a minimum for all! Many companies don’t realize that they leave piles of money on the table when they neglect their number one resource–health.
The best cold and flu prevention tactics are the simplest.
Many of the best tactics for avoiding colds and flu are very simple and easy to do, but also very easy to forget. But with a little diligence, you can coast through the cold and flu season without finding yourself ill or bedridden.
One of the most basic preventative methods is the flu shot. Medical professionals insist that it is the single best way to prevent the flu.
Vigorous, frequent hand washing with soap and water is another great way to avoid the viruses that cause colds and flu. The rule of thumb is to scrub hard for at least 20 seconds, using the “happy birthday” song to judge the amount of time needed to thoroughly clean your hands, fingers, and nails. Although it may sound silly, just think about how quickly we all rush through washing our hands.
Using alcohol-based hand sanitizer can be a good alternative for when you can’t get to soap and water because it can kill the germs that cause colds and flu.
Other important, easy ways to stay healthy this flu season include:
• Avoid getting close to people who are sick
• Keep your own hands away from your face
• Avoid shaking hands, when possible
• Keep your work area and general surroundings clean• Get enough rest and exercise
• Drink plenty of water and other healthy fluids
Cold and flu season can be a miserable time if you get sick. But by paying attention to the sources of the viruses in your home and workplace that cause illness, you can take practical steps to avoid infection.
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