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Infecting the Workplace

INFECTING THE WORKPLACE: Why We Should Get Paid Sick Days 3 in 4 Americans say they went to work sick in the past year. BUT GOING TO THE OFFICE SICK ISN'T SO HELPFUL. During the swine flu epidemic: This year: 8,000,000 Almost half of US employees will go into work with a fever. About 8 million Americans went to work infected. 7,000,000 And spread H1N1 to another 7 million people. And 1 in 3 people say they'll go to work no matter how sick they get. Why work while sick? FOR MANY EMPLOYEES, THEY CAN'T AFFORD NOT TO. 1 in 3 US workers aren't paid for their sick days. Among people making less than $25,000 a year: That's 40 million Americans who would lose money by staying home sick. 55% say fear of lost income is the number one reason they won't stay home sick. 12 - 5678-9OL 1ea - SAaon 1 in 10 people say they would likely fall behind on their bills by taking even one sick day. More than 10% of Americans feel if they call it's likely that... sick, They won't receive their next pay raise. They'll be overlooked for promotion. They could possibly lose their job. So what happens when employees come in sick? THINGS GET REALLY, REALLY GERMY. Studies show that work desks have more germs on them than office toilets do. Up to 400 times more germs. Office telephones usually harbor more than 25,000 germs per square inch. And a typical office water fountain may have as many as 2.7 million bacteria per square inch. Coming to work sick makes things worse, not better, and yet paid sick leave is only required in: Every year, influenza alone is responsible for: About 200 million days of reduced productivity and 75 million days of work absence. The state of Connecticut Washington, DC Seattle San Francisco INBOX When employees are afraid to stay home with the flu, germs spread. AND THEY SPREAD FAST. SOURCES: [1] [2] [3] [4] BROUGHT TO YOU BY: THIS WORK IS LICENSED UNDER A CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSE: Masters in Health Care BY NO ND.

Infecting the Workplace

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How do germs infect your workplace? Take a look and see how easily you could get sick!


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