Germs in the workplace

Germs are everywhere. We are not joking. Germs are every where!

Considering the amount of time most Americans spend at work (at least 40 hours a week), it’s no surprise that offices, factories, and other work facilities are hot spots for bacteria and viruses to grow.

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Even if a facility looks and smells clean, it is not clean until you have killed and removed germs. Germs are still lurking all over the workplace. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that up to 80% of all infections are spread by hand contact with contaminated surfaces and direct human contact. So, most of the places we touch and come in contact with are likely full of germs. Not just damaging to the unfortunate individuals who get sick, germs in the workplace can also lead to a drain in productivity. According to the National Health Interview Survey, influenza alone is responsible for about 200 million days of reduced productivity and 75 million days of work absence annually.
Our facility cleaning and regular maintenance program is an important step to take to minimize exposure can greatly reduce the risk of spreading infection.

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