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Germs and Viruses Are In The Workplace

31 Jan 2022 3:52 PM | Anonymous

They are everywhere! Germs! I am OCD, so this is a very real subject for me, as I see every surface and object as a germ. This is actually an accurate observation. Germs live everywhere and it is up to me as a professional cleaner to help control and minimize the germs as much as I can for my clients. I was well aware of the dangers and contaminations that could occur with non-sanitized surfaces, but now taking this course at IJCSA,  has really made me more alert and cautious while I am cleaning.

When you work with other individuals in the workplace you have to be vigilant with germ and infection control. Germs and infections are spread through direct contact, indirect contact or airborne particles. Direct contact could be as simple as shaking someone's hand. Indirect contact is where you touch an object such as a TV remote or Pen that another person has contaminated. Airborne is where someone coughs or sneezes and the particles are in the air. 

The leading step in preventing germ spread is good hand washing hygiene. You want to wash your hands with warm water and soap for 20 seconds making sure you rub hands together and get between the fingers and up to your wrists. Rinse well and dry your hands with a paper towel. Use your paper towel to turn water off and open the door as to not re-contaminate your hands after washing. Other than hand washing, cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting are the best ways to control germs and viruses in the workplace. Please visit the following link to learn more or to find a janitorial service in your area.


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