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A Clean Office is a Swine Flu Free Office

It only takes a cough from the colleague sitting next to us to turn us all into hypochondriacs. We immediately think we are being infected with swine flu and run to the nearest pharmacy only to find out that all the facemasks are gone.

Itís true that we have to be cautious in regards to swine flu; it is very contagious since it expands through droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. An infected individual can infect others even one day after symptoms start and up to seven days after being sick, however all extremes are dangerous. Not everyone with a cold is infected with swine flu; remember that the symptoms are very similar to those associated with a common cold: fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headaches, chills, and fatigue, and only a doctor can confirm if someone is indeed infected with swine flu. What we all can and should do is work on prevention. Prevention is the key to stop this dreaded virus for good.

We have to be especially careful around crowded places, and this is why keeping a clean environment in the office is vital to ensure your safety while at work. A clean office will not allow the virus to spread, because it will not survive for too long.

Every office, be it small, medium, or large, must be cleaned daily. If yours was cleaned three times a week until now, request a change. Your commercial cleaning service will work with you to define a daily schedule that is right for you.

Encourage visitors, clients, associates, and suppliers that come to the office to sanitize their hands by placing respectful requests and signs in the appropriate places.

And personally, what can you do to stay healthy and avoid being the cause of others getting sick? As much as possible, avoid commuting with the crowd, so ask for a flexible schedule at work. Wash your hands frequently, and as soon as you arrive to the office or home no matter where you have been; always have a hand sanitizer with you in case there is no way to wash your hands. Cover you mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Clip your nails regularly and keep them clean because they are where viruses love to reside. Exercise regularly, learn to manage stress, and get a good nightís sleep. Drink lots of liquids and eat healthy foods, and most importantly, do not go to work if you feel even a little sick.

Professional commercial cleaning services are trained to use the most efficient cleaning methods to ensure your office is 100% free of viruses. They make sure employees have a good supply of tissues on their desks, keep a close eye on the stock of soap and hand drying supplies to make sure these are always available, and clean those difficult areas that are normally forgotten but touched continuously, for example, light switches, corners, door knobs, keyboards, and phones.

Do your part and let the professionals deal with the rest, so that you can work and live in peace and health.

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post #2 of Old 12-15-2009, 05:02 AM
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Great post, I totally agreed with you that, washing hands to avoid the flu is a good obsession, but flu or no flu, there's an alarmingly high number of people who *never* wash their hands after using the toilet...or turn on the water for a second and then grab a paper towl just for show...and then going around opening doors, borrowing pens, participating in pot luck dinners (eww!) etc.


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Thanks for the information....So does it mean that should make our office stinky....
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Did you know that there are more microbes and bacterias on your lips, than on your hands.

We are not surgeons. It is not necessary to look with magnifying glass to see how many microbes we have on our hands. It is impossible ti be perfect clean.
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Did you know that there are more microbes and bacteria on your lips, than on your hands.

We are not surgeons. It is not necessary to look with magnifying glass to see how many microbes we have on our hands. It is impossible it be perfect clean.
It's true that we can never be perfectly clean, but we can try to be as clean as possible,.

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I read aricle that woman hands have more bacterials tham man. The reson is hand cream that woman use. The cream makes bacterials to fell more like home

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I read aricle that woman hands have more bacterials tham man. The reson is hand cream that woman use. The cream makes bacterials to fell more like home
That's why women wash their hands more often..

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