With cold and flu season right around the corner, now is a good time to refresh yourself and your employees on the best hygiene practices and cleaning techniques to stay healthy. Our nurse case managers in Utah have years of experience in the healthcare industry and have great tips that we recommend following this season.
#1. Take Temperatures and Encourage Wearing Masks
Taking the temperatures of employees at the beginning of shifts is an excellent way to prevent the spread of illness simply by keeping a sick employee from entering the workspace. While this doesn’t necessarily need to be a year-round practice, we suggesting using it when sicknesses like the flu or seasonal colds begin to arise.
Masks are another useful tool to prevent illnesses like the common cold or the flu. We recommend encouraging your employees to use facial masks and hand sanitizer to help prevent the spread of germs in your workplace. Our nurse case managers in Utah never fail to have a pocket hand sanitizer ready to use!
#2. Sanitize High-Touch Surfaces
With dozens of people working in the same space daily, the spread of contagious pathogens is imminent. Prevent this spread by sanitizing high-touch surfaces like doorknobs, light switches, break rooms, and similar areas frequently using cleaning products like bleach, Clorox, or Lysol.
Ideally, this should be done before, during, and after an employee’s shift. However, if you have a cleaning staff, touch base with them to see how often they sanitize surfaces and make changes as necessary.
#3. Provide Paid Sick Leave
Not every worker might feel inclined to stay home when sick because they might not have paid sick leave. As an employer, it’s your duty to look after the health and wellness of your employee at their job.
Often, blue-collar workers can’t afford to take a full day of work off even when feeling ill, so providing fully paid sick days can significantly help the health, financial, and emotional wellbeing of your employees.
Contact Our Nurse Case Managers in Utah
Wasatch Nurse Case Management in Utah has an expert staff of registered nurse case managers in Salt Lake City, Logan, and surrounding Wasatch Front areas who are able to work with you and your sick or injured employees. We look forward to helping keep your team safe, healthy, and happy!