October 8, 2015 @ 2:40 PM

 Cold and Flu viruses spread easily from person to person in close proximity and are often passed along on shared surfaces, making your office a Petri dish.  Contact with contaminated surfaces is one of the greatest contributing factors to getting sick.  Here are some common office "hot spots":

 

     * Other people's hands

     * Doorknobs and handles (including microwaves and refrigerators)

     * Copier machine buttons and parts

     * Another person's keyboard and phone

     * Coffee pot handle

     * Elevator buttons

     * Countertops

     * Shared books, files, and other office materials

To keep your office healthy, remind your staff to regularly wash their hands for at least 15-20 seconds with soap.  Have hand sanitizer readily available for employees and customers.