Here’s how you can disinfect your work space if you’re going back to office
Since the coronavirus began, many of us have transitioned to working from home. Whether we loved it or hated it, it was something many of us had to get used to for the past few months.
But as restrictions across the world begin to lift and people are able to go outside more often, that also means it’s back to the office.
And while some of us may be excited to see our co-workers again, there’s also bound to be others who may or may not be wary of the germs and bacteria that are lurking beyond our workplace surfaces.
Well, fear not fellow office workers! Here are some tips and tricks for everyone returning to the office soon.
Although most offices should have already hired professionals to disinfect your work spaces, it doesn’t harm to also be prepared to do some additional cleaning and disinfecting.
6 things to disinfect the moment you get back into the office:
- Desktop surface
- Your chair, especially the arm rests
- Any stationery on your desk
For these items you frequently use, it’s highly recommended to wipe them down three times a day. Once when you reach the office, midday, and lastly before you leave the office.
A disinfectant spray or antibacterial wipes with at least 70 percent alcohol content is good enough to kill most germs.
Request for these simple measures to be adopted by everyone at your workplace:
- Employees should avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Sick? See a doctor immediately and stay home. Monitor your temperature.
- Employees should wear a face mask at work if they’re not feeling well to prevent spreading diseases to others.
- Employees staying with anyone who has travelled to a high-risk country should consider quarantining themselves.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Avoid sharing food too.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
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