Fall River, MA, September 08, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) estimates that up to 111 million workdays and $7 billion in sick day pay and loss of productivity in the workplace are lost each year, according to its website. Taking preventative measures can be employees’ and students’ best bet to avoid getting sick. Using the new Smart Touch flu safety kit now available from Apollo Safety is an easy way to help combat the spread of the influenza virus in the workplace and school environments.
According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), seasonal influenza section on its website, most experts agree that the flu spreads through the tiny particles that are released into the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These particles either land in the nose or mouth of a non-infected person or on commonly touched surfaces where the virus can live from between two and eight hours. A flu safety kit is instrumental in keeping desks, phones, keyboards and doorknobs free of viruses. Antimicrobial wipes, hand sanitizer, face masks and gloves are included in the safety kit to help prevent the spread of the flu.
According to John Carvalho, President and CEO of Apollo Safety, “This flu season we wanted to provide our customers with a safe and effective means for preventing the spread of the virus. Our flu safety kit is an affordable and practical way to keep offices, schools and health care facilities fortified in an effort to minimize sick days and school absences.”
Smart Touch flu safety kits are available at apollosafety.com, by phone at (800) 813 -5408, or through amazon.com.
Apollo Safety is the leading safety and technical services equipment provider in New England and serving by courier across the United States and internationally. A veteran-owned small business by John and Tracy Carvalho, Apollo Safety is a trusted safety provider, carrying a full line of quality products and tools needed for work in hazardous environments.