4 Ways to Survive Flu Season

Flu season is upon us, and viruses and bacterial infections can take a serious toll on employee productivity. That’s no good for businesses, because when productivity slows, revenues do too. Sick employees either aren’t doing their best work or need to take time off to rest and recover. 

Prepare your facility for flu season by following these tips from the experts here at D&E Supply:  

1. Encourage Good Hand Hygiene

The best way to avoid spreading flu germs is to wash your hands! Make it easy for your employees by keeping your restrooms stocked with hand soap and paper towels, and place hand sanitizers throughout your facility for those times when handwashing isn’t immediately possible. 

2. Talk About Hot Spots for Germs

Remind your employees about germ hot spots and talk to them about regularly cleaning and disinfecting their personal items at the office, like keyboards, staplers and even pens. While these items don’t need to be cleaned every day, if an employee has the flu, encourage him or her to wipe down these common items before sharing them. 

3. Color Code Cleaning Supplies

Use color-coded cleaning cloths to eliminate the risk of cross contamination. When you always use red cloths for bathrooms and green ones to wipe down desks, you’ll know right away if you’ve made a mistake. 

4.  Clean and Disinfect Public Touch Points 

Like the hot spots you talked to your employees about, these are frequently-touched surfaces that can harbor germs. These more public objects need to be cleaned regularly, including light switches, hand rails, door knobs, telephones, elevator buttons and business machines. Check out our huge selection of disinfectants and sanitizers to stock up today!

A healthy facility doesn’t happen by accident. It is made intentionally by following these steps and using the highest quality wholesale cleaning supplies in Bismarck. Talk to our team today about how our wholesale janitorial supplies can help you create a healthy, happy facility this flu season. 


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