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Posted on 01/13/2012, by Jeremy Edsall

Keep Germs to Yourself Tips for Cold and Flu Season

It’s cold and flu season again, so you should probably get out your handkerchief and be prepared to spend

a few days in bed, right? Not necessarily!

There are a few simple things you can do to reduce your risk of getting sick:  Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, especially beforeeating, or use hand sanitizer if you can’t get to a sink. Avoid shaking hands with others, especially those who have been sick recently. Keep working surfaces, telephones and computers clean by using cleansers designed for these items.

If you do start to feel ill, cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze and cough. Then, wash your hands to avoid spreading germs to others. 

Did You Know?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), five to 20 percent of the population catches the flu each year.

To beat the odds, eat well, get plenty of rest and wash your hands frequently to shoo the flu bug away! 

Workplace safety tips brought to you by the insurance specialists at Friedman Associates.

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