TidyChoice’s infographic shows the importance of keeping your workspace clean. The workplace is responsible for 68% of sick leave resulting in an average of 5 days sick leave annually. Contrary to popular belief, keyboards are the filthiest items in the home with more germs per square inch than a toilet.
Common viruses flu and the cold can last on hard surfaces for up to 24 hours while more serious viruses, like Hepatitis and MRSA, can last for 42 days and 6 months respectively. Not maintaining personal hygiene, eating at your desk, and not disinfecting your desk can all increase the number of germs on surfaces.
When it comes to preventing the spread of infections, there are many ways you can keep your home workplace clean and germ-free. Sanitizing your desk and ensuring food hygiene can help reduce the number of bacteria and decrease the risk of infection from surfaces. The TidyChoice’s infographic includes essential cleaning tips.