With one of the worst flu seasons in history under way, it is important that people take the necessary steps at work to avoid getting themselves – or others – sick.
- Beware of common items – Studies have shown that worst areas in offices are sink faucet handles, microwave door handles and keyboards.
- Wash hands – Wash your hands before eating, after reading magazines in the break room and after meetings where you’re shaking hands with people. Hands should be washed with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
- Stay hydrated – Dehydration leads to a weaker immune system, so keep a jug of water at your desk.
- No touching – Make a conscious effort to not touch your face during the workday. Touching your eyes, nose and mouth gives germs direct access to the body and sets you up for disaster. (Mashable.com)