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    Make Your Office Space Germ Free

    Office Health By Editorial Team , Onlymyhealth editorial team / Jul 18, 2011
    Make Your Office Space Germ Free

    Office Health - There are germs around us 24*7, 12 months a year. Avoid them by paying heed to a few antibacterial tips which will prevent your work place from becoming a hub of illnesses

    Cut down on the germs 24 * 7, 12 months a year by paying heed to the following antibacterial tips which will prevent your work place from becoming a hub of illnesses. 

     

    Scrub

     

    Scrubbing removes the germs on the surface of your hand. Make sure you keep scrubbing your hands thoroughly for at least 30 – 40 seconds. Make sure that while you’re scrubbing, your hands are pointing downwards to prevent water from running up your arms.

     

    sanitizerAlcohol based Hand sanitizer

     

    Disinfect your hands by using an alcohol based hand sanitizer. Alcohol is a drying agent and immediately kills viruses and bacteria. Alcohol can, however, make your skin dry. Buy a quality brand of hand sanitizer which has ample amount of moisturiser. Carrying antibacterial wipes is also a great option.

     

    Avoid touch

     

    We touch a lot of objects at our work place such as desktops, keyboard, doorknobs and telephones. It, therefore, becomes very important that you avoid touching your mouth, face, eyes and chewing your nails because this hastens the spread of germs and doubles the risk of illnesses.

     

    Kitchen Etiquettes

     

    It is better that you bring your coffee and tea mugs if you are unsure about office hygiene. You may also wash them with dish soap and wipe it off with a paper towel.

     

    handshakeNo-hug/No-handshake method

     

    If your colleague is ill or has just recovered from an illness and you’re scared that germs can pass on then use the no-hug, no-handshake mantra. Be sure about the nature of illness: if it is communicable or not.

     

    Management duty


    It is the management’s duty to keep office germ free. It is in your best interest too. However, if you find any loophole you can always throw in some suggestions and ask them to provide sanitizers in the washrooms and pantry.

     

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