Over the past couple of years the public’s awareness of germs in our day-to-day lives has grown. Bugs such as norovirus affected between 600,000 and one million people last winter, so it is likely you have come into contact with somebody who is infected or is a carrier.
Did you know there are twenty five different strains of norovirus?Each one can survive on surfaces for several days which is why it’s so important to take control of these viruses when they strike. Norovirus is thought of as the ‘winter vomiting bug’, however it can easily rear its ugly head at any time of year. Steps can be taken to ensure we are not as likely to develop the illness.
Encouraging employees to use hand sanitizer throughout the day will minimise bacteria around the office. The highest amount of bacteria can be found on a persons phone, and there are up to 21,000 germs per square inch on a desk, in comparison only 50 are found on a toilet seat – shocking isn’t it! A person on average touches their face two times in a minute – this is over six hundred times a day which is worrying when you imagine the surfaces we touch on a day to day basis.
Here are some more tips that can help reduce the risk of viruses spreading:
- Encourage staff to wash hands before and after every meal.
- Install non-contact sensor activated taps in public toilets
- Use hand dryers, not used wet hand towels
- Tell staff to eat in shared communal spaces, not at desks
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