Lots of people come together in your building every day, and, yes, some are sick. But the good news is that your office building or school doesn’t have to become a hotbed of germs during cold and flu season.
We all know about sneezes and coughs. But consider this:
• 80% of infectious illnesses are spread through hands & surfaces.
• People with the flu can infect others 24 hours before they feel sick.
That’s why it’s no surprise that:
• The average desk has more than 20K+ germs per sq. in.
• And surfaces teachers touch have 10x more bacteria per sq. in than those touched by other professions
Surfaces that many people handle every day become germ “hot spots,” making it easy for others to pick up cold and flu viruses. Some of the most contaminated surfaces in offices and schools include:
• Break room faucet handles
• Water fountains
• Vending machine buttons
• Door handles
Wiping out cold and flu germs at work and at school starts with 3 little words that produce huge results.
Proper hand washing is still the best way to reduce the spread of germs. Thorough drying with paper towels can reduce germs by 77%.
Wiping “Hot-Spot” surfaces daily can kill germs where they’re waiting for you. On desks, doorknobs, keyboards and phones.
Using hand sanitizer can reduce your sick days by 21%.
Research shows programs using this simple protocol can reduce the probability of catching the cold or flu by up to 80% in office buildings, and schools piloting The Healthy Schools Project* showed an average hot spot germ count reduction of 59%!
For more info on how South Jersey Paper Products can help you prepare your facility and office for the coming cold and flu season, you can contact us at 1-800-232-6927, respond at the bottom of this post, use our contact form on the website, or reach out to your Sales Representative.
Let us help you create a plan that works for your business/facility!