The sad truth is that an office is a hotbed for bacteria. With so many individuals coming in from various locations, the chances of the employees catching something at some point is unfortunately high. However, this risk can be minimised greatly by simply paying attention to your actions and operating in a smart way. The following are some helpful, easy-to-use suggestions that you can follow at work in order to stop yourself from spreading germs.
3 TIPS TO CONTRIBUTE TO A HEALTHIER WORK ENVIRONMENT
- Stay home when you are sick. We all know the pressure that builds when we realise we are getting sick. Some of us will try to work through it but the best thing you can do is to stay home and recover. Not only does this do your own wellbeing good but it also keeps you from spreading these contagious germs to your co-workers. You may think its best for you to come in anyway but staying home is the best action for all those involved.
- Wash your hands as often as possible. Hand contact is the most common method of germ spreading, so ensuring that you are staying clean is vital. In an office especially, you will be shaking hands and interacting with others on an hourly basis. Taking your time to wash your hands every chance you get is a simple tip that you can do efficiently.
- Avoid touching your face. The reason that hand contact is the most common form of germ spreading is that sick individuals will often touch their nose or mouth, transferring germs to their hands. Being conscious of your behaviour helps all those around you.
Perhaps obvious to some, the above tips are some simple things that office workers need to pay attention to. Doing your part in contributing to a healthy work environment is the smart and friendly thing to do.
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