Cold And Flu Prevention Tips

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.

Let Office Essentials help you protect your office from sickness this flu season.

Contact Office Essentials today for our free 5 Tips To Beat the Flu Poster!

Print and display the 8.5x11 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.

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