Have you noticed how easy it is to pick up germs in your office? Whether they’re brought in from home or public transport, work is a great place for sharing bacteria and viruses. Today, we have for you a low-down of our top 5 tips for maintaining office hygiene. Here we go.
1) Cleaning and disinfection of office work spaces. Viruses are breeding round the clock, especially when it comes to hard surfaces, like office desks, office floors and so on. Make sure your office’s door handles, counter-tops, keyboards and doorknobs are routinely cleaned with anti-bacterial solution to remove the germs.
2)Avoid touch as much as possible. By this we don’t mean you should turn into a freak and go into the do-not-touch-me-mode. On the other hand, when you, time and again, touch the desktops, keyboards, telephones, doorknobs and your work station, you tend to deposit a lot of dirt inside your nails and, not to forget, around the areas of your mouth, eyes and cheeks because of frequent touching. So avoid touching your face without having scrubbed and washed your hands first.
3)Ventilation and air-condition facilities at the work place. It is imperative to ensure that there are fresh and clean air supplies in your office round the clock. Ensure that your office has a proper exhaust system in place as it helps in fighting the infectious airborne viruses, making sure that you are breathing clean and germ-free air.
4)Go for an alcohol-based sanitizer. Clean your hands every now and then by using hand sanitizers. This is because alcohol is a drying agent and kills all the viruses and bacterias immediately. However, please note alcohol is liable to make your skin dry, thus always go for a branded alcohol-based fragrance-free hand sanitizer, which has a good amount of moisturizer in it. Carry a small tube/bottle of hand sanitizer in your hand bag or you can also go for antibacterial wipes.
5)Office pantry etiquette. The office pantry is a very tricky place – you can’t avoid it, but nor can you be friends with it. The best practice is to carry your own coffee and tea mugs and wash them at least twice a day. If you are not so sure about your office hygiene, get your own tissue roll from home and store your office snacks in a clean and safe drawer.