With the flu season fast approaching, many employees will be heading out to get their annual flu shots. While flu vaccines have been shown to reduce the risk of flu illness between 40% and 60%, the effectiveness of these shots can vary due to a variety of factors. This means that even if every employee in your office gets a flu shot this year, it still won’t be enough to keep flu germs from infiltrating your workplace.
So, how do you prevent lost productivity due to the flu? One of the most simple things you can do is install an office water dispenser. This quintessential gathering place for your employees to talk shop is also the perfect investment to keep them healthy all flu season long.
4 Ways Office Water Dispensers Can Help Prevent the Flu
While a water dispenser alone can’t ward off all flu viruses that will inevitably come through your office doors, it is a great, sanitary option for offering employees clean drinking water. Here’s how office water dispensers work to prevent the flu virus from spreading:
1) They hook into your office water line and filter out harmful contaminants. Once your office water dispenser is professionally installed, it can reduce the risk of stomach upset and illnesses brought on by contaminated water. Your tap water will run through high-grade carbon water filters to eliminate impurities like chlorine, pesticides, dirt, rust, and heavy metals.
2) A closed, stainless steel design ensures flu germs won’t get into your water. Stainless steel office water dispensers ensure maximum hygiene of your office drinking water. Since these water machines are designed to be sanitary, closed systems, you won’t have to worry about germs from sneezes and coughs coming into contact with your drinking water.
3) They disinfect your drinking water and help prevent the stomach flu. In addition to filtering your tap water and removing typical contaminants like chemicals, office water dispensers also work to disinfect your water. After your water is filtered, it will move through a NanoCeram filter to provide total irradiation. This process reduces bacteria and virus count to nearly zero, and eliminates E.Coli and coliform bacteria that cause gastrointestinal illnesses referred to as the “stomach flu.”
4) Multiple water options help employees stay healthy. Because an office water dispenser offers three different types of delicious, clean drinking water (chilled still, chilled sparkling, and ambient), this can help encourage your staff to drink more water at work which can be beneficial for fighting off illnesses. Drinking eight small glasses of water each day has been shown to ward off the flu, colds, and other ailments.
The health and well-being of your employees can make or break your business. Choosing to offer your staff a better office water dispenser is just one simple way to keep them healthy and productive during flu season and throughout the year.
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