When the temperatures drop, you will likely notice that many of your coworkers start showing signs of illness. As more begin coughing, you realize it is only a matter of time before the sickness reaches you. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to ward off any illness without needing to come to work in a hazmat suit. Our cleaners set the bar for cleaning companies in Gloucester County, and we have created a list of tips on how you can create a healthier office so you can stay healthy around sick colleagues.
Desk: The area where you spend the majority of your time at work tends to be the biggest threat to your immune systems. Not only are you constantly touching it, but so are your coworkers. Often, the desk does not receive the cleaning it needs due to clutter. One of the best things you can do to reduce the amount of germs on it is to keep your handbags on the floor. The bag likely touched a bathroom floor at some point of the day, so it is important to keep it away from areas your hands commonly touch.
Hands: In the office, you are constantly shaking hands of clients and coworkers, greatly increasing the chances of transmission. You should frequently wash your hands and use sanitizing solutions. Between washings, you should avoid touching your eyes and mouth.
High-Touch Areas: It is important to consistently disinfect high-touch areas in the office, such as doorknobs, appliance handles, and buttons on electronics.
Kitchen: The kitchen is an area that gives germs and bacteria direct access to your body. Along with spraying items with a disinfectant, you should not let dirty dishes sit in the sink, as it will allow bacteria to grow and move throughout the space. We also recommend using paper towels instead 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 Gloucester County workspace is sure to make it through a plague of the common cold unscathed.