A computer keyboard may have as many as 200 times the bacteria on them as a toilet seat!


Did you know that every 60 seconds, a working adult touches as many as 30 objects which may be contaminated by bacteria or viruses causing infectious disease? According to one recent workplace microbial survey, “desk top surfaces, computer keyboards, mouse and telephone receivers are more contaminated than restroom toilet seats.” These are germ transfer points because people touch them so often. Adding to that coughing and sneezing can leave behind “a minefield of viruses” that can live on a surface for up to three days.


Enclosed environments, where people are working or interacting in close proximity with one another, are particularly at higher risk of the spread of germs. This can quickly lead to localized outbreaks among a larger number of people. Another thing to consider about this is that not only could someone become ill, but people being ill may slow productivity.

Also don’t let germs crawl – Bacteria and germs can multiply and make their way from one cubicle or workspace to another. Take note of your neighbour’s hygiene practices, and to take precautions so that the sharing of bacteria doesn’t occur.

Be sure to regularly disinfectant the work area surfaces and air. Keeping DECON spray handy is a good idea