When owning a gym, there are many different risks that you must be concerned about in order to maintain high levels of health and safety for both your members and your employees. One of these health risks you must be aware of and prevent is the transmission of staph infections.
Staph, or Staphylococcus, is a bacterial infection that can cause a host of diseases like toxic shock syndrome (TSS). Though some staph infections can be small and clear up relatively quickly, some infections can become worse or even fatal if the bacteria enters your:
Infection can be passed through an open wound (even a small cut) and produce boils or abscess that are typically tender, red, and swollen. To treat a staph infection, a doctor will usually prescribe antibiotics and may need to drain the infected areas.
Alert your staff of the risks of staph infection. Be sure that each member of your team is doing the following in order to maintain the cleanest environment in your gym:
Maintaining a strict, regular cleaning routine will not only make your gym look better, but create a safe environment.
Some gym members may not know what staph infection is or how to prevent it. By handing out flyers or posting reminders around your gym, your members can help decrease the risk of infection. Be sure to remind members of the following:
By using these tips, your staff and members will not only have a cleaner environment, but a healthier one as well.