Prevention Starts with Good Health Habits

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Epidemics effect and jeopardize all facets of day-to-day life. Rapid, rational response and proactive health habits in the workplace during a widespread illness or disaster can keep you healthy and ready to respond to the increased need of security personnel during events like these.

By following simple guidelines for healthy behavior, and establishing clear communication procedures, you can help to keep the spread of a epidemic to a minimum in your work environment, and ensure the health and safety of those around you.

PREVENTION STARTS WITH HEALTH HABITS

  • Maintain a balanced diet.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Wash hands thoroughly and often for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water or an alcohol based hand sanitizer.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow, not your hands. Throw away the tissue immediately, don’t carry it around, and reuse it.
  • Routinely clean and disinfect desks, phones, pens, and other common property and areas.
  • Keep current with immunizations.
  • Stay home when sick/ill.
  • Avoid close contact with those who are sick/ill

RECOGNIZE THE SYMPTOMS

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Body aches and chills
  • Headache
  • Fatigue

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms please seek medical care immediately


STAY PREPARED AT THE WORKSITE

  • Place into action a continuity plan due for employee absenteeism – including implementation of a strategy so that critical posts are always covered.
  • Maintain regular contact with other company locations and develop a plan so each office can assist one other if necessary.
  • Have cleaning agents available to all employees at each worksite.
  • Have the emergency contacts list and critical information (client contacts, applicable public health departments, and emergency responders to include police, fire, and paramedics) updated and available for all employees.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT
Center for Disease Control www.cdc.gov
and/or World Health Organization www.who.int

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