Number One Clean Workplace Tip | Wash Your Hands

Aug 21, 2013

When it comes to workplace cleanliness, some may take extreme measures to ensure their working environment is squeaky-clean.

Captured below, Australian cleaning company Stateguard Events Services humorously depicts taking drastic measures to ensure the workplace is up to the cleanliness standard.

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The Importance of Hand Washing

To each their own! But you don’t need extreme measures like these to keep your workplace environment safe from harmful bacteria and germs.

What’s the best thing you can do to prevent the spread of harmful bacteria and germs among employees? Encourage hand washing.

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Startling Facts about Hand Washing (and Lack Thereof)

Some may think this is obvious information that doesn’t need to be talked about. Others may think that washing their hands won’t make too much of a difference as to whether or not they get sick.

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However, here are some startling facts about hand washing that suggest otherwise:

  • Studies show that 70 percent of employees do not wash their hands after using the toilet. This means that the germs and bacteria they encountered in the restroom may well be transferred to your business equipment and other employees.
  • Germs can stay alive on your hands for up to three hours!
  • Wet hands spread germs at 1,000 times higher of a rate than dry hands do. This means it is also paramount that staff members thoroughly dry their hands after washing.

Undeniable Importance

Health-wise, the significance of hand washing is factually undeniable.

Thus, it needs to be fully discussed and promoted – regardless of how little some may want to hear about it.

After Hand Washing, What’s Next?

Take it upon yourself to promote proper hand washing technique in your workplace, then contact Summit Janitorial Services for the best quality commercial cleaning, medical cleaning, floor maintenance, and steam cleaning in the Greenville area.

Whether you are a university, office, or a medical center, we can help.

Summit Janitorial Services
P.O. Box 26235 • Greenville, SC 29616
Give Us a Call at: 864-2773538


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