A guest post via Cleaning Services Group.
Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “The first wealth is health,’” a lesson we all learned the hard way over the past year. As we return to the office, it seems like a good time to discuss cleanliness at work. Even on long, exhausting days with tight deadlines and endless meetings, one area where we do have control is our desk. If you’re wondering if it matters, consider the fact that the average work desk was found to contain 400 times more germs than a toilet seat!
We’re all putting in long hours at our desks without a thought about how the physical space affects our immune system and wellbeing. We’re drinking coffee or squeezing in lunch while slogging through emails or attending virtual meetings. As a result of all this messy desk time, our desks become absolute germ factories. Even if your office has a cleaning staff or you’re the kind who always keeps things tidy, any area where we spend significant time needs to be deep cleaned and sanitized once in a while. You’ll reap the benefit from starting the habit of hygiene practices that go beyond washing your coffee cup and using hand sanitizer. Make it a practice to periodically eliminate the grime, viral droplets and a range of other icky environmental hazards from the spaces you touch.
To help you maintain a healthy desk, UK – based Cleaning Services Group shared the infographic below. Check it out for detailed statistics including the difference between cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing, plus a practical cleaning and hygiene checklist for your desk. Keeping your workstation clean will help keep you healthy, so take a minute to review these tips for fighting germs at the office and your work from home space.