Happy New Year!
It is great to be back to work after a nice holiday break. A big thank you to all of our customers for enabling Bullen to have a excellent 2016. We have worked hard over the last year in getting the word out on what we can do to help you grow your business and will continue that in 2017.
The Flu is coming!
Experts are predicting a bad flu season and while that is not good news there are ways you can help your customers minimize the effects and sell some products at the same time. Here is the SSB from last year about flu prevention:
Survey: Workers Know How to Prevent the Flu but More than Half Still Work Sick
Employees and employers are well aware of the impact of the flu on workplace productivity, but more than half of people surveyed (53 percent) say they have gone to work with the flu, according to the sixth annual flu season survey from Staples. The findings show a strong understanding of how to stop the flu from spreading, but a disconnect in following key prevention techniques.
Respondents are knowledgeable about the flu and flu prevention
A high percentage of survey respondents indicated a strong knowledge of flu protection techniques:
- 90 percent know they can protect themselves from the flu by eating right and washing hands regularly.
- More than half (54 percent) know flu viruses can live up to three days on a surface.
- 43 percent know they are contagious one day before flu symptoms develop and up to five to seven days after getting sick.
Despite high awareness, employees continue to work when sick!
Of the 30 percent of respondents who came down with the flu last year, 55 percent still went to work sick, and although 59 percent say they should stay home when sick for two to three days, only 43 percent actually do so. Here is the link for the article:
We have a comprehensive guide to preventing the flu from spreading in your business both as a pre-check and a post pathogen clean up process. Click here to request the Pathogen Control Manual
Have a great day and an even better sales week!