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Defend Your Workplace Against Illness

Jim Buik - Friday, January 17, 2014

While some have the luxury of almost never getting sick, 98% of workers are affected by minor illnesses each year. Spending about eight hours every day, in the same space, touching the same appliances, machinery, buttons, handles and surfaces as your peers will affect even the toughest of immune systems.

There are certain areas in an office that contain the greatest number of germs:

  • 75% of break room sink faucet handles
  • 48% of microwave door handles
  • 27% of keyboards
  • 26% of refrigerator door handles
  • 23% of water fountain buttons
  • 21% of vending machine buttons

Everyone is aware that washing your hands can greatly reduce your risk of infection, but especially important after touching those surfaces. The Chicago mat company offers Automatic Foam Soap and Automatic Hand Sanitizer Dispensers for hands free access at all times. You can mount the Hand Sanitizer on a wall, strategically placing it at entrances, reception desks and in conference rooms.

On top of washing your hands, it’s important to wipe down surfaces that are prone to germ-infestation. The Chicago mat company also has Automatic Paper Towel Dispensers. Just grab and go. No more ninja moves just to open the bathroom door. The paper towels are durable enough to wipe down multiple areas like desks, doorknobs, keyboards and phones. This will also aid in space, cost and environmental advantages.

The mat company has an alternative to those pesky toilet seat covers: toilet seat cleaners. A refillable container that sanitizes like soap and water, dries quickly and is gentle on the skin. It is much more convenient (and economical) than seat covers. Just hold some tissue under the dispenser, press the button for one second and wipe the seat clean.

These products can equal major cost savings to your facility, including your employees getting sick less often. Furthermore, most of the products the mat company provides are biodegradable and non-hazardous to the environment and on your skin.

Roscoe has other great facility and hygiene products like air fresheners, paper tissue dispenser, toilet deodorizer, auto flushers and auto cleaners. Contact the Chicago mat company today so we can help reduce the risk of infection in your workplace.

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