It’s hard to evade sickness in the office.
Germs can spread from person to person via these hot spots, no matter where you work.
Help minimize the risk of illness and infection in your workplace with the help of Office Essentials.
Door Handles are a very high-risk area, with extremely high germ counts]
Drinking Fountains can have up to 2.7 million germs per square inch
Three out of four faucet handles have high germ counts
High counts of fecal bacteria have been found on bathroom light switches
48% of microwave door handles have had high germ counts
26% of handles in Breakrooms have high germ counts
The average toilet seat has 3200 germs per square inch
Telephones carry 10 times more germs than a toilet seat
Up to 111 million workdays are lost annually because of the flu!
Germs on hands can be transferred up to seven times, making all of those frequently touched surfaces in the office hot spots for viruses. No wonder a virus can spread through an entire office in just a few hours. Some germs can even live for days on hard surfaces, so hot spots like door handles, keyboards, light switches, desktops and elevator buttons should be cleaned even more often. And don’t forget about the kitchen. Breakrooms have some of the germiest surfaces in the entire office: sink faucets, microwave and refrigerator handles.
Contact Office Essentials today for our free 5 Tips To Beat the Flu Poster!
Print and display the 8.5×11 poster in common areas of your office to encourage your employees to adopt healthy habits — and stop the spread of sickness — this flu season. Fill out the form below and we will email you a copy of the poster.