Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Flu Season is Here - Helpful Tips for a Healthy Workplace

It’s that time of year!  Flu season can be detrimental to the productivity of your business.  These valuable tips will help you to minimize the threat of illness in the workplace.

1. Clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces.  Viruses on surfaces like sink faucets and door handles can spread rapidly, especially in public places such as offices and stores.  Cleaning surfaces with disinfecting wipes can reduce surface contamination on these germ ‘hot spots.’  Studies show that implementing a “wash, wipe, sanitize” protocol in the workplace reduces the probability of catching the flu or common cold by 80%.

2. Wash your hands often.  Seems pretty simple, right?  Especially important before eating, after using the restroom and after being outside, use warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds.  Dry your hands with a clean, fresh towel.  Use instant hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.

3. Cover your cough with your elbow instead of your hand.  This technique helps to reduce the amount of germs released when you cough. 

4. Limit your time in the office kitchen.  Most people don’t realize that office kitchens are often a breeding ground for the flu.  Try not to share eating utensils, dishes or linens if possible.  During flu season, it’s best to use disposable products. 

5. If you are sick, stay home.  If you do become sick with flu-like symptoms, the CDC recommends that you stay home at least 24 hours after your fever is gone.  

Protect Your Property This Holiday Season

The holiday season has arrived. Is your business prepared for the unique safety challenges presented during this time of year? Our Property Management staff would like to lend a hand by providing some helpful tips to prevent potential issues from spoiling the holiday season. 

1. Avoid unexpected safety hazards when decorating the interior of your space.  To avoid potential fire  and safety hazards, ensure that all power cords are out of the way of general customer traffic.   Only have lights and electronic decorations on if your space is occupied.  Also make sure that all connections utilize surge protectors to avoid undue strain on your space’s electrical system. 

2. Keep a closer eye on strangers visiting your property.  Property thefts may increase during this time of year.  Report all suspicious persons to your local police department immediately.

3. Ensure that your space’s security devices are in good working condition.  Report any faulty door locks or windows to your property manager immediately. 

4. Any outside decor must be pre-approved by your landlord.  If you wish to utilize any exterior decorations during the holiday season, contact your property manager to obtain permission.

5. Many charitable organizations utilize this time of year to raise money for their cause.  Any solicitations  occurring on the exterior of your premises must first be approved by your landlord.  Contact your property manager to obtain permission. 

Founded by Al Isaac in 1987, NAI Isaac is a leading full service commercial real estate brokerage firm specializing in the office, retail, industrial and investment  sectors. NAI Isaac offers a wide range of services including sales, leasing, development, site selection, consulting and property management.  The NAI Isaac Property Management team manages over 1.3 million square feet throughout KentuckyFor more information please visit our website