Being proactive during Flu Season
It’s that time of year when people are getting sick with the flu. Let’s be honest, you can’t walk around with a hazmat uniform on. This year let’s bring awareness and be proactive on ways to prevent it from spreading and making others sick.
Take a look around, if you are in your home or office you will see light switches, door knobs and many items that are touched on a regular basis that can spread germs. If you are in your office at your job, I’m sure by now there have been numerous call outs. Are you feeling like you need to take a can of Lysol, and just start walking through the office and spraying everything in sight?
Just hold tight, we will begin with your home and we work our way to your office.
Have you done these key things to prevent the spreading of germs?
• Washed bed linen
• Wiped down laundry room surfaces
• Wiped down light switches
• Wiped down door knobs
• Wiped the handle of the refrigerator / kitchen surfaces
• Wiped the stove oven knobs
• Wiped the microwave handled
• Wiped the tv remote control
• Wiped your smartphone device
• Wiped your garage remote
• Wiped down closet door handles
• Wiped down your cabinet handles
• Wiped down toilet handles
• Wiped down restroom surfaces
• Wiped down your computer mouse/ keyboard
If you haven’t wiped down any of these surfaces, I strongly suggest that you do so immediately. Taking Preventative measures in your home is vital during flu season.
The office/place of employment
Most companies have a cleaning service hired to clean after hours.
During the day, these things are being touched that could be potentially spreading germs.
• Copy machine or printer
• Coffee maker
• Refrigerator handle
• Door knobs
• Light switches
• Candy bowls
• Vending machines
• Water fountains
• Keyboards / mouse
• Tv remote controls
• Office telephones
• Smart phone devices
• Sign in chart /pens
Let’s say you decide to leave your office to grab lunch, What’s the first thing you do when you sit down? Do you grab your hand sanitizer and put it on, or pick up a menu? Do you pick up the menu that has been given to you by the host or waitress?
The best way to do this and not offend the host or waitress is to put your hand sanitizer on first, wait until the waitress walks off and pull out your Clorox wipes and wipe the menu off. It sounds very dramatic however, If I am out with my family, we all know what to do. When I am out with friends they are just like my family and know the drill. They will look at me and wait until I pass around the Clorox wipes and proceed to wipe down the menu. You would be surprised at the number of germs that are left on a menu due to the frequent passing of hands on a daily basis.
This year let’s be proactive by staying sanitary and keeping ourselves and others safe and healthy!!!
Items you can use to stay healthy:
• Lysol spray in a large or travel size can
• Clorox wipes / also in travel size
• Hand sanitizers
So fresh and so clean ! Until next time make it a great day !
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