Wiping down work areas with Germ Warfare® wipes and products every day reduces bacteria significantly.
But at many offices, custodians don’t touch people’s desks to avoid accidental misplacement or loss of important documents.
“Nobody ever cleans a desktop until they start sticking to it, a lot of people eat and slop on their desks all the time so it basically turns into a bacteria cafeteria during the day, and that’s one of the reasons you get a lot on your desktops.”
Using Germ Warfare® Hand Mousse frequently is an effective prevention to the spread of infection
To help reduce the risk further office staff should not to go to work if they’re sick to avoid spreading the disease to their co-workers.
A good rule of thumb to help reduce the risk of work based cross infection is a basic guideline would be for workers to stay home until they are free of symptoms — fever, sore throat, nausea or diarrhoea — for at least 24 hours.
Workers in the United Kingdom miss an average of 1.5 days per year because of the flu and that could cost businesses £11.7 billion in lost productivity this year.
Germs, grime, bacteria and picking our noses at work
If you’re reading this while surrounded by used tissues, vitamin drinks and cough medicine, chances are you’ve called in sick today. Perhaps your boss wasn’t sympathetic. After all, it’s only a cold. But if they were aware that 60 percent of time-off-work illnesses are contracted from dirty equipment in the office, perhaps they’d clean up their act.
A recent survey on hygiene in the workplace by U.K found that:
– A staggering 75 percent of us have dirty monitors, which can lead to headaches, eye strain and nausea.
– 90 percent of us eat lunch at our desks, filling cracks in keyboards and smearing screens and telephones with dust, dirt, food crumbs and drink stains.
– A disgusting 72 percent of us even pick our noses at work!
While the popularity in hot desking has risen, astoundingly we don’t seem to think twice about the germs cultivating in our desk environments. Colleagues sneezing and coughing over your workstation, dropping food crumbs into your keyboard or leaving makeup or saliva on your telephone, can lead to a high risk of disease and infection. Scientific studies have proven that our keyboards can even contain bacteria such as e-coli, MRSA and salmonella.