While COVID-19 is the our current concern, flu season is not far off. Making sure you and you coworkers are staying safe in the work environment is very important now and in the near future. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to ward off any illness without needing to come to work in a hazmat suit. We have created a list on how you can create a healthier office so you can stay healthy around your colleagues.
High-Touch Areas: It is important to consistently disinfect high-touch areas in the office, such as doorknobs, appliance handles, and buttons on electronics.
Hands: In the office, you are constantly touching surfaces. Whether it is door handles, your keyboard, or just areas of your desk. You should frequently wash your hands and use sanitizing solutions. Between washings, you should avoid touching your eyes and mouth.
Desk: This area is where you will spend the majority of your time at work and tends to be the biggest threat to your immune system. This area is where not only you are constantly touching, but so are your coworkers. Most of the time the desk does not receive a deep cleaning because of clutter and personal items present. One of the easiest ways to reduce the amount of germs on it is to keep your handbags on the floor or put on a hook. Your bag is likely to have touched a bathroom floor at some point during the day or other surfaces, so it is crucial to keep I off of areas that your hands are constantly touch.
The kitchen is an area that gives germs and bacteria direct access to your body. Along with spraying items with a disinfectant, you should clean dishes immediately and not let them sit in the sink. This causes bacteria to grow and move throughout the space. It is also recommended to use paper towels and not of cloth rags. Cloth rags encourage germs and mold to grow as they remain damp for extended periods.
If you follow these tips, you will have the best chances of fighting the bug being passed around your office. Combining this advice with the regular service of janitorial companies, your workspace is more likely to stay clean and sanitized.