It’s cold and flu season, which means germs and bacteria are EVERYWHERE. It’s important to keep yourself healthy. So how do you combat these germs?
- Clean your desk! According to studies, more than 10 million germs can be found on the average work desk, which is 400 times more bacteria than a toilet seat. Totally gross, right? Use cleaning wipes to routinely wipe down your desk surface, phone, keyboard and mouse. Do you have a co-worker out sick? Wipe down their desk too!
- Sharing is NOT caring! The saying goes “sharing is caring”, but not when it comes to illness. If you are feeling sick, don’t share coffee mugs or food with others.
- Wash your hands! It’s the advice we have heard from parents and teachers hundreds of times over the years. But when washing your hands, make sure not to touch the soap dispenser. In a article from Cosmopolitan Magazine, it states that the University of Arizona found that a a fourth of office soap dispensers are contaminated with fecal bacteria. You’ve been warned!
- Stay clear of the kitchen! The microwave, water cooler, and coffee pot handle could be plotting against you. Do you have to give up coffee? We, at TGHR would not suggest such a thing, but give it a wipe or use a paper towel to pour your coffee.
We hope you stay healthy during this cold and flu season! If you have an employee out with the flu, don’t stress and give us a call. We can send a temp even if it’s just for one day. We’ll supply the employee, you supply the cleaning wipes – teamwork!