I was standing on the train during rush hour this morning, packed in like a sardine, when the gentleman next to me sneezed. Ughhh! I can't blame a guy for sneezing, but when you're sharing a pole for stability with two other people, it's simply bad manners to cover your mouth, catch your sneeze in your palm, and immediately place your slobbery hand back on the pole. I couldn't help but imagine little germs flying through the air and sticking to me, slowly infecting me and potentially chaining me to my bed with chicken soup for several days. My train experience only reinforced the value of the antibacterial hand gel I carry in my purse.
Preparing for the Upcoming Flu Season
Nothing says 2009 like the Swine Flu, so it's no surprise my colleagues at Securitas have responded to client and employee concerns with this month's Security Spotlight, titled "Preparing for the Upcoming Flu Season". The article discusses the flu pandemic, preparedness planning, how to receive the most current and accurate information should an influenza pandemic take place, flu-like symptoms and preventative measures. According to Security Spotlight, "The most fundamental ways to limit the spread of germs and help lessen the impact of seasonal or pandemic flu are to wash your hands often and practice respiratory etiquette (cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, elbow or sleeve-not your hands)." I may start handing out this month's issue of Security Spotlight on the train. Click here to read the full article.