The office is a common place for diseases to spread due to unhygienic practices and close working proximity. Do your part to keep the office clean and make it a safe and healthier place to work in.
Let’s begin with some simple office dos and don’ts. For more personal hygiene tips that go beyond the office, check out our article on common hygiene mistakes.
Going to work when you’re sick does not make you a more valuable employee. Instead of reducing operational downtime, sick employees at work may result in even more disruptions as infectious diseases can spread in the office.
See a doctor when you are unwell. If your condition is infectious, you may be better off staying at home to rest, or work from home if you must.
If you have the flu, you can be contagious up to seven days and that puts others around you at risk of being infected. So, even if you’re feeling better and have returned to work, remember to wear a surgical mask to contain the spread of infection if you are still having symptoms. Remember to also use tissues when you are sneezing or coughing, and be extra mindful about washing your hands during this period.
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This article was last reviewed on
15 Sep 2023
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