Germs like to travel. And workplaces are some of their favorite places to visit. In an office setting, there are many touch points where germs lurk that can pose the biggest threats to our health. The key to combating these intrusive microorganisms is to keep shared objects disinfected throughout the day, ideally, after each use. Keep your customers and employees as healthy as possible by focusing on these prime germ hot spots.


Pay attention to the kill time (or “contact time”) of your disinfectant to know how long it takes to inactivate or kill germs.

Educate and train your cleaning staff about the difference between cleaning and disinfecting.

Know what products work most effectively on different types of surfaces.

Most Common Germ Hot Spots

  • Candy Bowls
  • Computer Keyboards
  • Computer Mouse
  • Doorknobs
  • Elevator Buttons
  • Faucet Handles
  • Hand Railings
  • Light Switches
  • Microwaves
  • Remote Controls
  • Sink Handles
  • Soap Pumps
  • Telephones
  • Toilet Flushers

Preventative Measures To Combat Germs

Your best defense against germs is to wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Be sure to wet your hands before applying soap for best results.

If soap and water are not available, use a 60% alcohol based hand sanitizer. 

Disinfect all shared workspace objects after each use, or daily, at minimum.
*Be sure to follow the instructions on disinfecting products and pay attention to the kill time in order to disinfect properly.

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