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Office workers are exposed to more germs from their phones and keyboards than toilet seats. Work stations contain nearly 400 times as many microbes than lavatories. Office equipment should be regularly disinfected to prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria responsible for disease. The key offenders are telephones, which harbour up to 25,127 germs per square inch, keyboards 3,295 and computer mice 1,676. By contrast, the average toilet seat contains 49 germs per square inch. When someone is infected with a cold or flu bug the surfaces they touch during the day become germ transfer points because some cold and flu viruses can survive on surfaces for up to 72 hours.
An office can become an incubator - The superhighways for bacteria are hands and the surfaces we touch. Viruses are transferred by our hands, especially cold viruses.We cant turn our offices into sterile incubators, but we can minimize the risk by cleaning with the correct cleaning materials. Without proper cleaning, the office environment can be a breeding ground for germs and bacteria, leading to illness and lost time in productivity.
To increase staff productivity and quality control, we recommend implementing a system of specialists who concentrate on specific tasks - wherever possible. Phone Cleaners specialise in keeping all your office telephones sterile and clean greatly improving your office productivity.
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