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How clean is your work space?– The Filthy Facts

HOW CLEAN IS YOUR WORK SPACE? If you're sitting at your desk reading this, brace yourself. The average workplace desk can be 400 times dirtier than the average toilet seat! Have you ever stopped to think how clean your workplace really is? THE FILTHY FACTS people in the UK work in offices 8 in ten Workplace equipment can be 400 times There are 16 million Only 3% of offices sufficiently microbes on the clean their typical office keyboard dirtier than the equipment average toilet seat HIGH GERM ZONES Office telephones Keyboards 25,127 microbes square inch 3,295 microbes per square inch VS Toilet Seats 49 microbes per square inch Computer Mice 1676 microbes per square inch HOW DOES YOUR OWODOOBECOME DIRTY? UNWASHED HANDS! A shocking 32% admit to not Cleaning hands after using the toilet can reduce contamination by The typical office worker's hands come in contact with 10 million bacteria washing their hands after using per day 10% the loo 30% said they only used water to 26% of us have faecal bacteria on our hands wash their hands FACT ONE PERSON CARRYING A VIRUS WILL INFECT 50% OF ALL EQUIPMENT AND EMPLOYEES IN THEIR VICINITY IN JUST FOUR HOURS EATING AT YOUR DESK! 88 888 88 Crumbs are a Your desk is 100 times less hygienic than the average kitchen table Almost two out of three (60%) employees say that they eat at their desk 1 in 5 office workers never clean their desk before common source of bacteria eating DO YOU CLEAN YOUR DESK? 75% of workers wipe down occasionally 11% never clean their keyboards 46% sanitise their keyboard less than 20% never clean computer mice once per month FACT 80% OF INFECTIONS SPREAD VIA CONTACT WITH CONTAMINATED SURFACES NOT COUGHING AND SNEEZING! INFECTIOUS EQUIPMENT 350 500 300 400 300- 200 O Common cold O Influenza I Hepatitis A&B O C.Difficile O MRSA I E.Coli 100 100- Norovirus SURVIVAL RATE OF VIRAL MICROBES ON WORKPLACE EQUIPMENT Microbes such as the common More dangerous microbes such as MRSA can last anywhere between 6 weeks to 7 months cold can last on computer keyboards and mice for up to 72 hours Common Cold – 50 Hours C.Difficile – 110 Days Influenza – 60 Hours MRSA – 200 Days Hepatitis A&B – 160 Hours E.Coli – 500 Days Norovirus – 350 Hours COST OF CALLING IN 4.4 days were lost on average for 131 million Sick days cost the UK workers lose on days were lost due to sickness absences in the UK economy £29 bn a year average of 9.1 each worker days per year to sickness in 2013 January Public Sector Technology companies had the lowest level of 95% of non-manual 70% of absence from the workplace is short term workers have some workers cited minor of the highest level illnesses such as colds, cough and flu as the reason for their sickness out of any of absences 11.1 days sector at 3.4 days absence Dirty workplace equipment 80% of people has been found to be a say they will go to work sick contributing factor to stress and anxiety related symptoms in employees WHAT IS "OFFICIALLY DIRTY" IN YOUR OFFICE? CANTEEN 91% of break room sink-faucet handles 80% of microwave door handles 69% of refrigerator door handles WO 53% of water fountain buttons 48% of coffee pots and dispensers 43% of vending machine buttons DESK 69% of keyboards 51% of computer mice 51% of desk phones References www.webmd.com/news/20120523/the-6-dirtiest-work-places www.cbsnews.com/media/where-do-germs-flourish-in-your-office-study-reveals-dirtiest-surfaces www.womenshealthmag.com/health/office-germs-0 healthland.time.com/2012/05/24/the-6-dirtiest-places-in-the-office www.lifehack.org/articles/lifehack/average-desk-harbors-400-times-more-bacteria-than-average-toilet-seat.html www.1stcompucare.co.uk/facts career.answers.com/health-in-the-workplace/six-germ-ridden-places-in-your-office-and-how-to-fight-the-germs health.usnews.com/health-news/health-wellness/articles/2013/02/21/how-to-disinfect-germ-hot-spots www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/Imac/sickness-absence-in-the-labour-market/2014/sty-sickness-absence.html www.cipd.co.uk/pm/peoplemanagement/b/weblog/archive/2013/07/15/rising-sick-bill-costs-uk-business-163-29bn-a-year.aspx csg The cleaning services group www.thecleaningservicesgroup.co.uk www.cleaningservicesgroup.co.uk HOURS DAYS

How clean is your work space?– The Filthy Facts

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The average work desk is 400 times dirtier than the average toilet seat? This infographic explores the various germ zones in the office and outlines the economic impact that ‘sick days’ cost compa...

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