Nearly one-quarter of water cooler buttons and uncleaned water pipes are considered a serious risk for illness transmission.
Upon 3 months of use, most office keyboards contain 70% more bacteria than a toilet seat.
Office telephones have more than 30,000 germs per square inch.
75% of office tap handles are considered as a serious health risk due to easy transmission of illness as toilets are filled with moisture.
Cold and flu viruses can survive for up to 18 hours on hard surfaces. In addition, bacteria increase by up to 31% per day on surfaces that aren’t regularly disinfected.
Office desks have been found to be more than 4000 times dirtier than a toilet seat. The area where your hands rest has approximately 10,000 bacteria on average.
72% of workers feel that working sick spreads diseases in the office.
90% of workers feel that washing hands can reduce and it will often help prevent the spread of disease.
30% of office workers clean their phones, keyboard and their own desk to reduce the spread of germs and disease.
Calling in sick
Despite being the best way to prevent the spread of disease, 52% of workers feel bad calling in sick