Preparing Your Business for Cold and Flu Season

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Prepare your business and keep your employees healthy during cold and flu season

Cold and flu season is upon us once again and as the weather gets colder and the days shorter, it’s important to keep your business and its employees as healthy as possible.  Breaking the chain of infection is the best way to prevent sickness within your workplace and here are some ways to help with that.

What is the Chain of Infection?

The chain of infection is how we discuss the spread of germs from one place or person to another.  The chain as we think of it is made of links that start with one person and end with another as the new host for the germs being transferred.  By breaking this chain of links, we can stop the spread of viruses and germs from being transferred and in turn, keep more people healthy.


Helpful Tips to Break the Chain

When employees are sick and have to take time off, it can become costly for your company, leaving your team short-handed and reducing efficiency. There are a set of basic steps to break the chain of infection in the workplace so that employees stay healthy and productive. The first is daily disinfection of high touch surfaces using products like Clorox Disinfecting Wipes to wipe away any germs that are left on surfaces. If you have a larger facility the Clorox Total 360 is a great option, allowing your cleaning crew to quickly and efficiently disinfect a large space.

The next step is clean hands: using soap and sanitizer whenever possible to prevent germs from spreading.  It’s also important to have sanitizer dispensers throughout your workplace so that it’s convenient for people to find and use. We recommend products such as Purell Hand Sanitizer or Supplyways Hand Soap.  Finally, the last step is covering coughs and sneezes with facial tissues and face masks as the need arises.

Products to Help Prevent the Spread of Germs

WCP carries a range of products to help you prevent the spread of germs in your workplace.  From soap and sanitizer to janitorial supplies, our inventory of cleaning and facility supply products can help you protect your employees and prevent infections. Give us a call today and let our janitorial specialists help you find the right products for your business.