Flu Season Approaches... Help Your Business Be Prepared

You read that title correctly... Flu season is right around the corner! In preparation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a page on their website dedicated to the 2015-2016 flu season. There are many news reports annually telling us how our fellow Americans work too much and forego time off to continue working, thinking it protects their jobs or pleases management. Yet, when it comes to the flu, time off from work must be taken to allow for recuperation and to prevent the spread of the virus to others. Nevertheless, we all know of “that person” who comes to work, even when they’re sick, which doesn’t help matters. But just how potent is the flu each year? A staggering 111 million sick days are used at a cost of $7 billion in lost wages and productivity annually, proving that the flu is a real threat that must be taken seriously.
 
 
Although most, if not all, of the major pharmacy chains offer free or deeply discounted flu vaccinations, not everyone takes advantage of them. In fact, another CDC report shows that less than 45% of American adults got vaccinated between 2009-2015. Thankfully, people are a little better at getting their children vaccinated, with just under 60% getting vaccinated in the same time period.
 
 
With respect to the workplace, the best way to prevent fellow employees from getting sick is to try and prevent the spread of the flu virus, and other germs, in the first place. This can be accomplished, in part, by simply keeping the working environment clean. In many instances, personal hygiene - and common sense - can go a long way towards preventing the flu. As uncomfortable as it sounds, not everyone washes their hands after using the restroom, nor do they cover their mouths and noses with their elbows when sneezing or coughing, if at all. Worse still, how many times have we all come across used tissues on countertops or tables! As gross as these examples sound, we all know they happen, and not always by accident.
 

While you can’t control the hygienic habits of others, control what you can by choosing a professional office cleaning service that will keep your office clean and sanitized. 


Eagle Building Maintenance and Janitorial Services (Eagle BMJ) has provided clients throughout NJ, NY, and PA with high-quality, custom-tailored cleaning options for almost 20 years. One of our services includes an on-going commercial cleaning program, making us the perfect choice for ensuring year-round cleanliness.
 
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Our cleaning experts are well-trained and well-equipped to clean almost any facility or situation with ease. Eagle BMJ has a copious number of services available, but the following list represents a good sampling of what one should expect from our crews on a daily basis in an attempt to prevent the spread of the flu throughout the workplace. 

  • Air Vent Cleaning
  • Breakroom, Kitchen, and Cafeteria Cleaning
  • Carpet Cleaning & Hard Surface Floor Care
  • Dusting and Damp Wiping
  • Emptying of Trash Receptacles
  • Restroom Sanitizing and Disinfecting

 
 
Eagle BMJ understands the importance of keeping any facility (along with our own homes) clean, especially during flu season. While the physical appearance of your facility is very important to us, the health of all those who enter the building matters more. Still, almost 200,000 people are hospitalized annually for the flu or flu-related ailments, according to the CDC. Help keep that number from getting bigger by choosing Eagle BMJ as your professional cleaning service. As with the other services we offer, this is something we take very seriously, reinforcing why we have become one of the best full-service office cleaning companies in NJ.


Please contact us today to arrange for a FREE on-site evaluation and to learn more about how Eagle BMJ can make your entire facility cleaner and safer this flu season.

 

Posted: 12/18/2015 11:26:03 AM by Eagle BMJ | with 0 comments
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