Updated November 16, 2018.
Teamwork is a beautiful thing…until it makes you sick. According to a University of Arizona study, it took just four hours for the germs on a contaminated workplace door to spread to the work surfaces and hands of half the employees in the office! Other office germ hot spots include coffee pots, microwaves and refrigerator door handles.
Whether you’re getting a flu shot or not, protect yourself from office germs with our six tips for staying healthy in an open office environment. You’ll be healthier, more productive, and continue to love your coworkers—even through cold and flu season.
Let us know what you think of our guide and feel free to share it on your web site or blog. Then test your knowledge and increase your flu IQ with this fun and quick flu prevention video.
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