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Environmental Support | Flu & Pneumonia Interventions

Environmental support for adult immunization

Environmental support provides a worksite physically designed to encourage good health.

Provide handwashing stations for employees and encourage their use

  • It is estimated that up to 80% of all infections are transmitted by hands making good hygiene practices among all employees a must. Employees who regularly wash their hands are less likely to get sick and miss work
  • Provide hand sanitizers and gels containing 60%-90% ethanol or isopropanol when sinks and soap are not available
  • Employers can also remind employees about good hygiene by placing handwashing signs and reminders in bathrooms, kitchens, break rooms, or other communal areas with sinks