Common Problematic Areas in Offices
So, where are the germiest areas in an office? You might be inclined to think it’s the bathroom, but that’s not the case. While the bathroom may have the most obvious gross factor, plenty of other hot spots deserve attention for their levels of contamination.
The study was conducted in consultation with researchers from the staff of home care managers. Researchers swabbed almost 5,000 common office surfaces in buildings that were home to around 3,000 employees. The dirtiest surfaces, with ATP counts of 300 or higher were:
· 75% of sink handles in break rooms
· 48% of microwave door handles
· 27% of keyboards
· 26% of refrigerator door handles
· 23% of water fountain buttons
· 21% of vending machine buttons
You may have noticed that the dirtiest places in the office are the ones where employees prepare and eat their food. Given that more than 70% of employees eat at their desks, it’s no surprise that these surfaces can be quite contaminated by just one person. The swabs from 51% of desk phones and 51% of computer mice had readings of over 100 ATP, indicating the need for better hygiene even in less communal spaces.
Carpets can quickly become one of the overlooked areas of an office that need cleaning. Although industrial carpeting is more durable than the carpet you’d have at home, it can still build up mold, allergens, and dirt if it is not properly taken care of. Because office carpeting is often in neutral tones and patterns, it is often better than average at hiding dirt and contributing to health risks.
Benefits of a Clean Office
Aside from pure aesthetics, there are plenty of reasons to love a spotless office. These are five of the best clean workplace benefits.
1. Better Air Quality
2. Improved Productivity
3. Fewer Sick Days
4. Better Public Image
5. Better Mental Health
How to Keep Your Office as Germ-Free as Possible
It’s impossible to remove all viruses and bacteria from any surface, but there are several things you can do to encourage a culture of cleanliness in the office and improve hygiene overall in the germiest places in the office. These tips can help if you’re wondering how to reduce germs in the office.
1. Bring in the Professionals
2. Implement a Cleaning Schedule
3. Restrict Eating Areas
4. Empty the Trash
5. Have a De-clutter Day
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