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Infection Control

Stay healthy this school year

August 30, 2011
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CINCINNATI — As school season approaches, Cintas Corporation has issued a list of "ABCs" for keeping parents and businesses healthy as children return to school, according to a press release.

Studies show that American businesses lose 2.8 million workdays a year from unplanned absences with the average sick day costing companies approximately $200 per employee in lost productivity, the release stated.

"Back to school season traditionally results in an influx of illnesses and absences in the workplace," said John Amann, vice president of first aid and safety for Cintas.

"The issue of ''presenteeism'' can also be problematic, as a sick staff member may not want to call off and risk losing their job. With a few simple steps, businesses can help reduce the impact of these illnesses in the workplace by limiting opportunities for bacteria to spread," Amann added.

According to the release, the ABCs include always washing hands, being prepared and cleaning and disinfecting public spaces.

To learn more about the ABCs, click here.

Click here to read the complete release.

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