Preventing Illness in the Workplace

The changing Flu Season Aheadcolors, dropping of leaves, and cooling weather is a sure sign of fall. Coughs, sniffles, and sneezes start to increase following these changes, which is a reminder that the dreaded cold and flu season is quickly approaching. However, there are ways to prevent some illnesses in the coming months.  

It is important to thoroughly understand infection in order to help safeguard the health of your family, friends, coworkers, and patients. The following tabs include information to help you learn more about infection and prevention.

Infection Prevention

Workplace Infection Prevention

The workplace is a common source for illnesses because there is increased contact between individuals. In order to learn how to reduce workplace illness, read this document on workplace infection prevention.

Home Infection Prevention

People spend more time in their homes once colder weather returns; therefore, extra cleaning is necessary to help maintain the health of your family. Read this document on home infection prevention to learn how to winterize your home.

Holiday Hand Hygiene

The holiday season is a busy time of year, and the increased interaction allows germs to spread easily. With all the handshakes, hugs, and eating of treats, it is important to keep your hands clean. This document on holiday hand hygiene includes good information on clean hands.

10 Ways to Prevent Infection

The following document, top 10 ways to prevent infection, provides 10 tips to protect against illnesses. Practice each tip to help fight against illnesses this winter.

Norovirus Illness

Norovirus Illness

Norovirus, commonly referred as the stomach bug, is a contagious virus that causes inflammation of the stomach and intestines. Norovirus has symptoms similar to the flu, but they are separate illnesses. To learn more about Norovirus, read the key facts document.

Flu, Colds, and Bacterial Infections

Flu, Colds, and Bacterial Infections

Recognizing the difference between these illnesses is difficult, but understanding the symptoms of each makes identifying them easier. The flu vs. colds vs. bacterial infections document includes symptom information, as well as material such as contagious periods, incubation periods, and treatments.

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