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Toolbox Talks Subjects on Cold & Flu Protection at Work

Toolbox Talks Subjects on Cold and Flu Protection at Work

Need toolbox talks subjects on cold and flu at the workplace? Here are a few that remind your workers about how to protect themselves from illness.

How To Survive Cold & Flu Season At Work – More Toolbox Talks Subjects for Work

The common cold and flu are caused by viruses and have similar symptoms; sore throat, cough, congestion, body aches and fever. Any time you become sick, it can be a huge inconvenience. We all need to keep cold and flu prevention tips for the workplace in mind. Viruses are spread by living on the surfaces we touch and are transferred to our eyes, nose or mouth. To prevent illness, wash your hands often with plenty of soap and water. Washing removes germs from your hands, so be sure to lather well and scrub for at least 20 seconds. Remember that a cough or sneeze can propel viruses on to surfaces up to 6 ft away (where they can live for hours), so cover your mouth with tissue each time. If tissue is not available, use your upper arm, and never your hands.

If You’re Sick, Stay Home From Work to Prevent the Spread of Cold and Flu: 

If you are sick, you really should avoid going to work, school or other public areas. There are a couple reasons why this is important. For starters, when you go out in public, you risk infecting others. Also, it may take longer to recover from colds or the flu if you push yourself. By staying home, you can ensure you eat healthy and get plenty of rest to ensure a speedy recovery. While at home, make sure you have the proper sick supplies available including tissues, decongestants, pain relievers, fluids, teas and simple comfort foods like chicken soup. To help prevent the spread of viruses among family members, don’t share eating utensils, drinking glasses or towels.

Stop the Spread of Germs at Work to Prevent Cold and Flu

Cold/flu symptoms usually begin 1-2 days after coming into contact with the virus. Fortunately, symptoms will improve 7-10 days after they start. However, it may take your cough 1-2 weeks longer than other symptoms to go away completely. Common colds are usually caught from other people and can be passed on by touching people’s hands or objects contaminated with germs. What can you do to prevent the spread of germs? Cover your nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing. Use tissues and throw them away after use. If you’re not sick, then keep your hands away from your eyes, nose and mouth to prevent infecting yourself. Wash your hands with soap frequently, especially before preparing and eating food. You can also make use of an alcohol based hand sanitizer.

Here’s some toolbox talks subjects on Cold & Flu Prevention for Workplaces

When cold and flu season arrives, many people find themselves coughing and sniffling while at work. Preventing the spread of cold and flu to your co-workers is important, and there are a few things you can do. First, if you’re sick, you should stay home. However, there are times where you must come to work even when you’re not feeling 100%. When this happens, it’s crucial that you practice good hygiene throughout the day. Cough into your sleeve (not into your hand), because then you’ll prevent germs from from spreading to other areas that you touch with your hands during the day. Also, be sure to wash your hands multiple times during the day. Don’t forget to report any over the counter medications you’re taking to your Supervisor.

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Toolbox Talks Ideas Protect Yourself from Cold and Flu

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If you’re looking for some toolbox talks ideas, then you’ve come to the right place. In the message below, we remind workers how to prevent cold and flu at work.

Feeling Sick at Work? Remember these Cold and Flu Prevention Tips! 

It’s that time of year where everyone seems to be exhibiting signs of cold and flu – coughing, sniffling, and runny nose are all too common. Nobody enjoys being sick – especially when you must miss work or cancel plans you may have made. However, if you’re sick, you need to take care of yourself to ensure a speedy recovery. What does this mean? Well, the most important thing you can do is engage in healthy lifestyle practices. Make sure your diet is full of healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables. Also, make sure you get plenty of sleep. When your system is run down, it’s very difficult to get over the cold and flu. If you must come to work when you’re not feeling 100%, please do your part to prevent infecting your co-workers. Cough into your sleeve and use tissues.

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Toolbox Talks HSE

Toolbox Talks HSE Protect Yourself from Cold and Flu at Work

Toolbox Talks HSE: Stay Healthy at Work During Cold & Flu Season: 

Looking for Toolbox Talks HSE topics? In this message, we remind workers about the importance of protecting themselves from cold and flu while at work.

Whether you catch sickness from your kids going to school, or from a fellow co-worker, when cold and flu strikes, it seems to be everywhere you look. How can you protect yourself? Well, the most important thing you can do is wash your hands several times throughout the day. You should also use hand sanitizer regularly. Practice healthy lifestyle habits and be sure to eat a good diet and get lots of sleep. When your body is not run down, you can fight off the flu a little easier. You should also avoid coming into close contact with anyone who may be sick. Remember not to touch your eyes, mouth or nose, as germs can spread this way. You may also want to consider getting a flu shot.

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Toolbox Talk Health and Safety

Toolbox Talk Health and Safety - Prevent cold and flu

Toolbox Talk Health and Safety Topic: Do Your Part to Prevent Cold and Flu at the Workplace

Looking for a Toolbox Talk Health and Safety topic? We’ve got you covered! In this message, we remind workers about the importance of cold and flu prevention at work.

Nobody likes getting a cold or flu, so you really need to take steps to protect yourself. How? Well, when it comes to cold and flu prevention tips for the workplace, the most obvious thing you can do is wash your hands often with soap and hot water, or make use of an alcohol based hand rub. This is especially important to remember when you go out in public, as you could have been exposed to many germs from completing a simple task such as touching a shopping cart or handrails on a staircase. Be sure to wash your hands before you eat or smoke, as this will prevent germs from entering your mouth. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth – as germs can spread this way. If you are sick, please stay home from work so you don’t infect your colleagues. If you must come to work, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and properly dispose of the tissue.

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