Avoid Making Claims Due to the Flu in the Office.
Published on: Jan 16, 2017

As a business owner, you want to make sure your office remains clean, professional and a safe environment for all.

However, withthe flu season in its height, it is important to be aware if the virus is spreading around the office or not.  In order to prevent illness at work, you should always have a plan, as well as, the right protection.

Typical symptoms of the flu include a fever, chills,, a cough, sore throat, fatigue, body aches and vomiting.  Some of these issues can require serious treatment or hospitalization as well.  You don't want this to happen to yourself or anyone yo work with.  The easiest way to avoid catching the flu is with a flu shot.  Yet, you can't force your employees to get them.  Therefore, in the workplace, you can minimize the risk of passing the flu with a number of measures, such as the following:

Commonly touched surface3s are a primary way that germs are spread. Washing your hands often and thoroughly is an important step to take to avoid catching and spreading the flu.

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.  If you don't have a tissue, it is better to cough into your arm than in your hands.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth when you are sick or someone else is near you.
Keep yourself as healthy as possible,  Drink plenty of water, get enough sleep, exercise and try to minimize stress.

If you are really sick, stay at home and rest so you don't spread germs.
See your doctor if you have severe flu symptoms.

Make sure you have emergency plans in place in case you have to be away or several people in the office contract the flu.

At Chatterton Insurance, we hope you understand the importance of being organized and staying healthy with the flu spreading rapidly.  In today's business climate, it is extremely important to have the proper commercial insurance in place. With all the options we have to offer you, you can protect your employees from covered perils.  You can also give them peace of mind when they need time away from the office due to an illness.  We strive to offer policies that are both affordable and complete.  When you work with us, we become your partner and ally.

Please keep Chatterton Insurance in mind for a free quote for your personal auto insurance, homeowners insurance and umbrella coverage.

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