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5 tips for helping employees stay healthy until spring

The holidays have come and gone. That means spring is just around the corner, right? Well, perhaps theoretically. But the truth is that much of the country won’t be out of the deep freeze for weeks yet. It will be awhile before the first crocus pops its colorful head through the snow.

Until that first sign of spring appears, employees throughout the country will battle with coats and mittens, scarves and sniffles. Employers, in turn, will struggle with keeping one worker’s runny nose from becoming a workplace epidemic. Here are five tips for keeping employees healthy and on the job until it’s warm again:

  • Mom was right: Regular hand-washing goes a long way toward chasing away colds and flu. But did you know there’s a right way and a wrong way to go about the process? Encourage employees to wash their hands as the Centers for Disease Control recommends: by wetting them with running water and soaping up for a minimum of 20 seconds before rinsing and drying with a clean towel. If soap and water aren’t available, they should use a hand sanitizer with an alcohol content of at least 60 percent.1
  • Keep the office bright and well-lit to stave off Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD. It’s a condition that’s also referred to as winter depression because it generally disappears when the snow melts and spring leaves appear. More than 10 million Americans get serious cases of the winter blues, which can be caused by shorter days and lack of sunlight.2
  • Communicate with workers about the importance of tossing their toothbrushes if they’ve been ill. Germs can hide in the bristles, leading to reinfection after a cold, the flu, a mouth infection or a sore throat. Even if an individual hasn’t been sick, fungus and bacteria can develop in the bristles of a toothbrush, giving them another reason to change brushes regularly. To prevent germs from traveling from toothbrush to toothbrush, brushes should never touch.
  • Encourage your employees to have flu shots. Does your benefits plan offer them to workers free or for a nominal charge as part of your wellness program? If not, it’s something you should consider. If your plan provides this perk, why not offer the shots at the workplace? It’s a convenience for workers who might otherwise not get the shots, and it’s a protection for both your company and your workforce.
  • Pull Quote: WebMD recommends stocking the medicine cabinet with pain relievers, fever reducers and decongestants.Communicate with workers about being prepared for cold and flu season. WebMD recommends stocking the medicine cabinet with pain relievers, fever reducers and decongestants. Employees shouldn’t forget tissues and they should be sure the thermometer works. At the supermarket, they should load up on fluids, herbal tea and comfort foods such as chicken soup.

Here’s a final thought: Sometimes winter illnesses go away with rest, over-the-counter drugs or prescription medication. But other times they linger and turn into more serious illnesses, including pneumonia, that require hospitalization. Voluntary insurance can help employees with expenses resulting from hospital stays caused by illness. Take a look at the options your company makes available to employees to make sure you’re providing the choices they need to help protect their families’ health and finances in the event of illness, accident or emergency.