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How to Reduce the Spread of Workplace Germs

Posted on January 30, 2018

Winter-germ season is in full swing, and hand sanitizer producer Gojo is sharing four simple tips on how to reduce the spread of germs in the workplace.

A recent study found that 70 percent of workers in the United States have come to work sick.

Couple this with reports of wide-spread flu activity, and it is evident that we are all looking for ways to reduce the spread of germs, especially in an office setting. The following are preventive measures we can all take to help us stay healthy.

1. Offer hand hygiene products and make them readily available. Ensure restrooms are stocked with soap, and place alcohol-based hand sanitizer, as well as hand sanitizing wipes, around workstations to allow workers to practice good hand hygiene at key moments throughout the day.

2. Disinfect and clean frequently touched surfaces. Be sure to regularly disinfect and clean frequently touched surfaces and objects, like copiers, breakroom tables, doorknobs and shared computers, with products formulated to not only kill 99.99 percent of germs, but also contain no harsh fumes or chemicals.

3. Get the flu vaccine. It's not too late to get the flu vaccine.

4. Stay Home. If you are sick, be sure to stay home to not spread illness-causing germs to your co-workers.

While hand sanitizer is a good product to have around, experts say that frequent hand washing with good old soap and water provides an excellent way to keep the infections you pick up from getting into your body.