Immunizations for Employees Travelling Abroad

Do you have employees planning to travel abroad–for business or for pleasure?  In addition to arranging for travel insurance, medical insurance, and securing and protecting their money, your employees also need to think about immunizations.  Have they asked:  “What have we done to prevent exposure to serious diseases we may be at risk for in the country or countries where we [...]

His & Hers Health Fair

Organize a Health Fair at your workplace. Invite organizations to provide a display or handouts that introduce employees to the issues related to healthy eating, staying active, and maintaining vitality throughout life. Approach different organizations for resources.  Organizations could include your local Health Unit, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Mental Health Association, Canadian Diabetes Association, or the [...]

Flu Shot, Anyone?

Host a seminar and distribute printed material on the benefits of receiving the flu vaccine.  As an employer, you may even want to consider hosting a flu vaccine clinic in the workplace.  You can also post the schedule for community clinics available.  For more information about influenza, visit the Peterborough County-City Health Unit website  Source: Brant County [...]

Create and Implement a Dangerous/Infectious Materials Policy

Such a policy should clearly explain what managers and staff should do if they identify or come in contact with bodily fluids, spoiled foods, or other infectious materials in the workplace.  The policy should emphasize strategies that employees can use to prevent infection and reduce the incidence of infectious materials. Source: Brant County Health Unit

Workplace Cleaning Practices

Ensure that cleaning contracts include specific requirements when it comes to products and techniques used for maximum removal of germs. In most cases, using detergents and water is very adequate. Include employees’ work areas, computer keyboards, phones, door knobs, switches, and other hard surfaces where germs can be left by human contact and live for [...]