Fight off the Flu in Your Office

While having small business insurance can protect against physical damages, other precautions are necessary to protect against the flu.

Flu season is officially here and, unfortunately, your office space is a perfect breeding ground for the flu virus to spread.  While small business insurance works to protect your office from damage, it can only go so far.  To protect your workplace from the ravages of the flu, you will need to take certain precautions.  Here are some of the steps you should take.

Practice Good Hygiene

One way to battle the flu in your office is by encouraging your employees to practice good hygiene.  Advise your employees to wash their hands as often as possible.  They should be particularly careful to wash up after shaking hands, using equipment that other people have handled, and before eating.  Additionally, you can give each of your employees their own hand sanitizer and anti-bacterial wipes to clean their work spaces.

Take Preventative Health Measures

Another way to keep the flu at bay is by encouraging your employees to take preventative health measures.  For instance, you can encourage your employees to protect themselves and those around them by getting their annual flu vaccination.  Getting their flu vaccine is the best way to prepare their bodies to fight off the flu if necessary.  Additionally, you should recommend that employees drink a lot of fluids, take immune-boosting supplements, and get enough sleep at night.  These measures will ensure that their bodies are strong enough to battle the flu virus.

Send Sick Employees Home

Finally, one of the most effective ways to protect your office from the flu is to send sick employees home.  Be vigilant; if you notice an employee starting to cough or sniffle, then you should encourage them to work from home or take sick time.  Keeping sick employees out of your office will prevent the flu from spreading to the rest of your workforce.

This flu season, take these precautions to keep your employees safe from the flu.  Remember, another way to that you and your clients can protect your businesses from any danger is by having the right small business insurance.    If you have clients looking to get the right insurance for their business, then turn to the team at PMC Insurance Services.  Our insurance experts can assist you with a wide variety of coverage options available to your clients.  Contact us for more information.

By PMC Insurance Group

Since 1996, PMC Insurance Group has worked to help independent agents grow their client base by offering workers' compensation solutions for a wide array of businesses. As one of the most distinguished workers' compensation wholesalers in the country, we have the tools and resources to help you create coverage programs for both small businesses and large accounts.