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Your Workplace Hygiene Infographic

YOUR WORKPLACE? PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF AN UNHYGIENIC WORKPLACE PHYSICAL A filthy office is at high risk of having germs and dust. This results in breathing problems to employees in your office. PSYCHOLOGICAL Two factors that negatively impact the psychological state of employees are unclean workplaces and poor indoor air quality. Sensory Stimulation Low Morale • What we smell, see, hear, touch, and taste - has a variable impact on how we perceive our physical surroundings. • One of the common problems with an unhygienic workplace is staff turnover, and more injuries. • Employees lose the desire to be a team player and start job hunting if they are constantly hurting them- selves on tools left lying around, breathing in dust, dodging clutter left lying around in the office, and getting sick from germs; this will definitely start to affect your business. • Staff entering a disorganised and cluttered workplace feel like they are doing an obstacle course on a daily basis GERMS IN OFFICE- WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Infectious bacteria and viruses spread everywhere in 2 to 4 hours. Studies have shown that 40% to 60% of sampled surfaces in buildings are usually contaminated. 2-4 Hours Cleaning with disinfectants that contain quaternary ammonium com- pounds (QUAT) along with proper hand hygiene, reduce the spread of virus and bacteria up to 99%. Viral contamination of surfaces in commercial facilities occurs quickly, and a regular cleaning and disinfecting can greatly reduce exposure to viruses. A new study has found that the average office desk contains about 400 times more bacteria than a typical toilet seat. Unhygienic workplaces are costing businesses an average of 5.4 billion a year in lost earnings. Research has shown that one in four office workers fail to wash his hands after using the bathroom. The office phone was the most contaminated object on a desktop with 25,127 microbes per square inch. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is an enzyme that is present in all living cells, and an ATP monitoring system can detect the amount of organic matter that remains after cleaning an environmental surface, a medical device or a surgical instrument. The amount of ATP detected, and where this ATP was detected, indicates areas and items in the healthcare setting that may need to be recleaned, and the possible need for improvement in a healthcare facility's cleaning protocols. TV Remote Controls Are a Leading Carrier of Bacteria If you're staying at a hotel you may want to stay away from that remote and be careful of the light switches. These objects are among the most contaminated items in hotel rooms with bacteria levels between 2 to 10 times higher than what's accepted in hospitals. Germs from Flushing Toilet Can Travel up to 6 Feet It's not just the door and toilet handles you need to watch out for in public washrooms. Every time a toilet is flushed and the lid is left up, a fine aerosol mist is sprayed into the air that contains all types of bacteria causing diseases. Air movement including hot air dryers can encourage the dispersal and transmission of this bacteria. It can then be inhaled or deposited on your clothes, creating a potential mobile source of infection. Handbags Carry up to 10,000 Bacteria per square inch & 30% Have Fecal Bacteria Forget about what's in your handbag, what's on it is much worse. Bags come into contact with some very germy places including public wash- rooms, public transport and the floors of restaurants, malls and bars to name a few. That bacteria travels everywhere the bag does, landing on desks, restaurant tables and counter tops etc. So guys, the next time your significant other asks you to hold their purse, 'not looking cool' should be the least of your worries. 200% More Fecal Bacteria on Cutting Boards than Toilet Seats The average kitchen chopping board has around 200% more fecal bacteria on it than a toilet seat. Food safety experts suggest you use different cutting boards for red meat, chicken, fish and vegetables. Also your kitchen sponge can contain thousands of bacteria per square inch including E. coli and Salmonella. Be sure to replace them often 1 in 5 People Don't Wash Their Hands Sadly 1 in 5 people don't wash their hands and of those that do only 30% use soap. The CDC recommends 15-20 seconds of vigorous hand washing with soap and water to effectively kill germs, but only about 5% of people wash their hands for 15-seconds or more. The result - fecal matter including bacteria such as E. coli can be found on just over a quarter of our hands. So thank you to the Romans for creating soap, because it's like a 'do-it-yourself' vaccine when used correctly to wash your involves five simple and effective steps (wet, later, scrub, rinse and dry) as recommended by the CDC. Regular hand washing and some common hygiene sense will help you step out of the dark ages and effectively overcome these 5 gross hygiene facts. WHERE DO GERMS FLOURISH IN YOUR OFFICE- STUDY REVEALS Water fountain buttons: Twenty-three percent of water fountain buttons tested received ATP readings of 300 or more, suggesting they are dirty and need to be cleaned, while 53 percent scored 100 or more. Refrigerator door handles: Twenty-six percent of refrigerator door handles were in dire need of cleaning, while 69 percent of them should probably be wiped with some bleach or germ-killing agent sooner rather than later. Keyboard: Twenty-seven percent of keyboards found in offices were "dirty" with ATP readings of 300 or more, while 69 percent could use some cleaning. Microwave door handles: Forty-eight percent of microwave door handles received ATP readings of 300 or more making them dirty, while 80 percent of the handles had readings of over 100. Break room sink faucet handles: By far, the dirtiest place in the office was the sink faucet found in the break room. Seventy-five percent of them had. "officially dirty" readings, while 91 percent of them could be cleaner. HYGIENE ENHANCEMENT TIPS Washrooms Reception / Entrance Area The spread of infection can be minimised with toilet sanitizers and toilet seat cleaners within the cubicle and hand soap and drying facilities in the washing areas. Easily accessible hand sanitizers will kill germs and help prevent the spread of infection. Corridors / Common Desks / Meeting Rooms Areas Clean air sanitizers eliminate malodour-producing bacteria and hand sanitizers will help prevent the spread of Hand sanitizers from Initial can help minimise the spread of germs. infection. Kitchen Area Good hand washing and drying products as well as hand sanitizers will help to minimise the risk of infection. BENEFITS A clean, working environment is positive in many ways. Fewer injuries Less time taken off work More positivity A better impression with clients Lower staff turnover Better productivity and turnover Stress reduction for all concerned. Cleaning up at work is clearly less costly than the long-term psychological effects of an unclean workplace. CONCLUSION KEEP YOUR WORKPLACE HYGIENIC AND FILTH FREE TO IMPROVE BUSINESS PRODUCTIVITY. REFERENCES / / / aspx png*1200xx1000-563-0-52 jpg 4373JPG 5.jpg Noah SANITARY SUPPLIES SUPPLY FROM OUR DOOR TO YOURS 000000

Your Workplace Hygiene Infographic

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This infographic highlights some really interesting facts and figures about a workplace such as effects of an unhygienic workplace, some stats as well as facts for germs in office, places where germs ...


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