Many people take steps to make their home as germ-free as possible. Have you done the same thing in your workplace?
If you were to take a microscope to your office phone or the copier, you would likely find tens of thousands of germs in a single square inch. Your mouse and keyboard are probably even worse. Do you know if your office trash can has ever been disinfected?
More than likely it has not. Think about the break room and bathrooms. They might have had disinfectant used in cleaning, but what about in between?
All of these areas have the potential of harboring germs that spread colds, flu, and other nasty stuff.
So, what can you do to make your workplace as germ-free as possible?
What Else Do You Need to Know About Staying Germ-Free?
Unless you are a business owner or an office manager, you can only control yourself and your immediate workspace. Taking simple steps like those described above will go a long way to keeping your workplace germ-free.
Remember that you need to keep these efforts up no matter what time of year it is. The proverbial summer cold can hit anyone at any time. And despite rumors to the contrary, the flu can hit any time of year, not just during the winter. Get into a routine of keeping your work area clean and germ-free year round. It will pay off with fewer sick days and less illness for you and your co-workers.