Do you know? How dirty is your workplace and how many germs are on a keyboard?
- An average workplace desk is 400 times dirtier than typical toilet seat… Eeeww!!
- On an average, 16million microbes are found on keyboard and 25,000 microbs per square inch on telephone
Your office desk is likely to be about 100 times less hygienic than an average kitchen sink.
The problem is only a few people are concerned about the hygiene, cleanliness and sanitation of their workplaces and desks. Majority are those who do not care about these germ zones and contribute to make your workplace an inefficient place. Also, there are people who clean and disinfect their homes yet their workplaces are such highly riskier and home to thousands of germs.
Simple habits like washing your hands, cleaning your desk, avoid touching your nose, eyes and mouth, and covering your mouth when sneezing and coughing can go a long way to stop spreading the germs and infections. Your workplace is a place where you spend most of your time so it should be kept clean for the safety of yourself as well as your co-workers. Reason being, workstation in offices are a breeding ground for many germs at work such as bacteria, virus, fungi and other infections.
Highly germ-prone places at work:
- Computer keyboards
- Computer mice
- Mobile phones and tablets
- Door knobs and handles
- Washroom taps and handles
- Refrigerator and microwave handles
The spread of virus and bacteria through common workplace is a serious health concern which can easily be addressed with minimum efforts. Cleaning your desks with hospital grade disinfectant cleaner and sanitizing the equipments with hospital grade sanitiser wouldn’t allow germs to sit in and spread infections.
Similarly, washing and cleaning hands quite often and covering your face during cold, flu or regular sneezing or coughing can keep the germs at bay. There are many reusable face masks Australia wide available to conveniently wear and wash and stop the germs from spreading away. Majority of infections are spread through contact with contaminated surfaces and not only through coughing and sneezing. Washable face masks and hospital grade disinfectant are conveniently available at GMA supplies online store and must be a part of your desk accessories at all times in your office.
Understanding the importance of keeping an office hygienic and healthy space is in the best interest of both employer and employee that eventually leads to the overall improved efficiency, less absenteeism and increased productivity.