Have you ever had any lingering sore throat problems? It’s possible that your workplace environment could be the culprit.
One of the key issues a company has to tackle to help improve overall workforce health and productivity is to provide them with a workplace conducive for work. This equates to providing good work environment ergonomics and comfortable environmental working conditions.
If you work in nigh-freezing conditions then apparently, too much exposure to the super-cool air conditioning exhaust can be detrimental to your health. Even taking the proverbial “apple a day” would have been futile.
So how do you prevent sickness? It should be fairly easy. For example, it’s always a good idea to have additional pieces of clothing handy, such as jackets, in your workspace. And it wouldn’t hurt if you get out, stretch, have a hot cup of coffee or tea, or even smoke (although this can lead to a different health problem altogether) if you feel it gets too cold. But the best thing that you can probably do is to approach management and inform them of the situation. Any good employer should be able to come up with a solution, and if they don’t, then it’s a sign for you to seek employment elsewhere, since you’re probably working for the wrong people anyway.
Some companies have a Productivity Infrastructure plan that aims to improve overall employee wellbeing and productivity. It’s a testament that these companies value its employees above all else.