Our weather in the GTA has been fluctuating quite a bit these past couple of weeks. From -30 degrees one day to +10 degrees the next, it’s difficult to keep track of this crazy weather and these changes in temperature can have a negative impact on our immune system.
These constant weather changes can open us up to illness and the workplace is one of the most vulnerable places to catch an illness because of our close proximity to our co-workers/customers/clients that we may come into contact with when they are sick.
To avoid getting sick at work follow these 8 simple tips. Trust us – you and your co-workers will be thanking us!
8 Tips to Avoid Getting Sick at Work
1. Wash Your Hands
Keep your hands clean and dry throughout the day to avoid contracting germs.
2. Wash Personal Items
If you keep a coffee cup, lunch containers, etc. in the common areas of the office be sure to wash them regularly.
3. Keep a Safe Distance from Sick Co-workers
If your co-workers do come into work sick make sure you keep your distance from them and avoid sharing their space when possible.
4. Keep Common Areas Clean
Viruses will spread in areas with the most traffic so be sure to keep common office areas clean and sanitized at all times.
5. Stay Hydrated
Keep your body healthy and hydrated by drinking water throughout the day.
6. Take Your Vitamins
Be sure to take your vitamins and keep your energy up to avoid getting sick.
7. Get Proper Sleep
Proper sleep will help keep your body in check and help fight illness.
8. If You Do Get Sick – Stay Home!
Everyone will appreciate you if you stay home and avoid spreading your illness at work. Rest up and get healthy before returning to the workplace.