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  • strict warning: Declaration of calendar_plugin_display_attachment::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/tapmas5/public_html/sites/all/modules/calendar/includes/calendar_plugin_display_attachment.inc on line 242.
  • strict warning: Declaration of date_handler_field_multiple::pre_render() should be compatible with content_handler_field_multiple::pre_render($values) in /home/tapmas5/public_html/sites/all/modules/date/date/date_handler_field_multiple.inc on line 185.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in /home/tapmas5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 744.
  • strict warning: Declaration of date_api_argument_handler::init() should be compatible with views_handler_argument::init(&$view, &$options) in /home/tapmas5/public_html/sites/all/modules/date/includes/date_api_argument_handler.inc on line 398.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/tapmas5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 607.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/tapmas5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 607.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of calendar_view_plugin_style::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/tapmas5/public_html/sites/all/modules/calendar/includes/calendar_view_plugin_style.inc on line 173.

Flu Season and the Cost of Lost Productivity

December 2, 2015

Flu season is officially upon us, and for employers this can mean a whole lot more than just a fever and chills. In 2011, Canadian workers took an average of 9.3 sick days. Although nine days may not seem like a lot, when you do the math based on salary cost for lost time, those absences equal approximately $16.6 Billion, not including the price of replacement workers.

It’s easy to see how preventing the transmission of influenza within a workplace is extremely important as a business owner. Small businesses can be hit especially hard by a flu virus, particularly if it takes out several key team members during the same week. And although many of the risk factors for transmission are unavoidable (for instance, having contact with family members experiencing symptoms, or more time spent indoors), there are certain risks we are able to mitigate within a workplace during flu season.

Wash Up
Ask any health care professional and they’ll tell you that one of the easiest and most effective ways to prevent the spread of influenza is frequent hand washing. But did you know that faucet handles are among the most contaminated surfaces in the bathroom? Think about it- you approach the sink with dirty hands, turn on the faucet to clean them, and then touch the same faucet handle again to turn off the water. What’s the point?

Enter the Tapmaster®. Unlike traditional or sensor faucets, Tapmaster® hands-free faucet controllers do not require the user to touch a handle or wave their hands in front of the tap to activate the water (a process that often results in contaminated water being splattered on the counter surface). Instead, the user activates the Tapmaster® with a gentle touch of the foot or knee, releasing a short burst of water using existing pressure in the water lines.

Not only do Tapmaster® hands-free faucet controllers keep workplace costs low by reducing the transmission of influenza and preventing worker absences, but their smart design boasts zero operating costs and can even save you money on your monthly water bill. Made without the use of moving parts or batteries, Tapmaster® hands-free faucet controllers are a durable, long-term flu prevention tool for the workplace.

For more information on how Tapmaster®’s hands-free faucet controllers can be customized to suit your workplace needs, reach out to our team or visit our online catalogue today!

Flu Season and the Cost of Lost Productivity

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