3 Office Sickness Prevention Tips for Winter




When flu season rolls around, you can be exposed to many germs in the workplace. Germs linger on tables, office equipment, door handles and other surfaces, putting you and other staff members at risk of illness. Luckily, there are some things you can do to help prevent getting sick with the flu this season:


Washing hands

Washing your hands regularly is one of the best ways to prevent getting sick year-round. In the winter months when viruses can remain active longer due to colder temperatures, proper hand washing becomes more important.


  • Regularly throughout the day with warm water and soap and dry with disposable towels.
  • After using the bathroom.
  • After coming into contact with any bodily fluid.


Cough etiquette

Using proper techniques when you cough can help alleviate the spread of germs.


  • Cover your mouth with a tissue when you’re coughing, if possible.
  • Dispose of tissues immediately in a nearby wastebasket.
  • Cover your mouth with the crook of your arm when you don’t have access to a tissue.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water immediately after coughing.


Keep surroundings clean

Frequently touched items and surfaces like keyboards, doorknobs and phones should be disinfected regularly.


  • Clean and disinfect daily. Wipe down high-touch surfaces with disinfectant wipes or low-level disinfectant.
  • Stock up on supplies. Make sure your office has an adequate amount of tissues, paper towels, soap, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes.
  • Allow sick employees to go homebefore they have an opportunity to infect the staff around them.


Along with having staff take an active role in keeping the office clean throughout the day, a professional janitorial crew can help reduce contaminants, germs, and infections from lurking in your office. Call the experts at N&A Commercial Cleaning if you need help keeping cold and flu symptoms to a minimum in your workplace.