Monday, May 01, 2006
can dirty computer screen make us sick?
A survey by computer cleaning specialists Durable researched the cleanliness of office desks nationwide and found out that:
  • 90% of office workers eat lunch at their desks
  • 22% of do not wash their hands before preparing food at the office
  • 72% pick our noses at work
  • 75% have dirty PC screens
  • 65% share colleagues’ phones and computers – and spread germs
  • 65% think office cleaners do not clean computer areas enough

Given these facts and figures there is no doubt that our habit plays a very important role in making us sick and here I am not taking about just a day's sick leave but millions of dollars of loss that companies face every years in terms of lost man power, working ours and more.

This can be avoided by maintaining good hygiene. All it takes is less then five minutes to wash your hands and regular cleaning of your surrounding.

Here are some facts I read in last few days that might be of your interest:

  • In one study it was found that mor ethen 70% of people don't wash their hands after using toilet. So even if you clean your hand make sure you don't touch that door handle with bare hands. Use some tissue paper to open it or you might be catching the germs without knowing.
  • Thats one more reason why one should not eat free peanuts available in the bar. (This reminds me of a movie I saw some days back)
  • Using public telephone is another big source of spreading germs. You never know who sneezed into that phone a minute back. Its better to hold a paper towel between the handset and your face.
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At 6:15 AM, Blogger Knightmare

That was very informative. I handle syringes with blood(duh) and I ALWAYS wear gloves when I input information on the keyboard. It makes me cringe when I see co-workers ungloved using the keyboard.


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