Turns out it’s pretty hard to avoid the germs of your co-workers, even the ones you don’t know personally.
Here is another case study:
Just one door contaminated with a virus spreads the germ to about half the surfaces and hands of about half the employees in the office within four hours, according to a study at the University of Arizona, in Tucson. Germs traveled through the office just as quickly when the researchers infected a single person with the artificial virus.
The University of Arizona researchers conducted their study at an office building with 80 employees. They contaminated a push-plate door at the building entrance with a virus called bacteriophage MS-2. It doesn’t infect people yet is similar in shape, size and survivability to common cold and stomach flu viruses. Within two hours, the virus had contaminated the break room – coffee pot, microwave button, fridge door handle and then it spread to bathrooms, individual offices and cubicles. There, researchers found, the virus had heavily contaminated phones, desks and computers. By four hours, they found the virus on more than 50% of the commonly touched surfaces and on hands of about half of the employees in the office.
Busy Bees understands the need to keep all work premises sanitized and to maintain the health for staff members to keep productivity at its highest.
We offer a commercial cleaning service tailored made to suit your business. We also provide one off spring cleaning for businesses that have a current cleaner or are able to maintain their own premises but really need that deep clean to keep the premises to a high, clean standard.