Flu Virus and the Workplace
Nearly 60% of office workers polled come to work when they are sick. For those that stay at home, more than two thirds return to work while they are still contagious, putting coworkers health and business productivity at risk.
The flu virus is responsible for approximately 70 million missed workdays and an estimated $10 billion in lost office productivity.
The Center for Disease Control states that there are steps that can be taken to keep the workplace healthier just by these few steps:
- Clean Your Desk Daily including telephones, keyboard and mouse. Germs can stay on these surfaces up to 3 days.
- The break room sink is actually one of dirtiest places in the office and not door knobs and light plate switches.
- The flu virus is contagious one day before symptoms develop and up to five to seven days after becoming sick. Don’t return to work too early.
- Have disinfectant wipes available to wipe surfaces where more than one person comes in contact. Disinfecting these surfaces daily will greatly reduce the spread of the flu in the workplace.
Hire a professional Cleaning Services that is trained properly in “CLEANING FOR HEALTH”. Make sure they show you the chemicals they will be using to clean and disinfect your office.
At CD Building Services our Motto is “Cleaning for Health is our main Concern“.