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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!
But employees still come 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.
i published this article because last week I went through that exact situation. I don't know what I had but it was something that I did not wish on anyone else (I missed three days)
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
Super Bowl is tonight and I am just as interested in the commercials as I am the game. It would be good for Payton to go out with a win and retire before they try run him out of football over doping.
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