Our hygiene habits at work are extremely important to our health, and the health of those around us.
Researchers using tracer viruses from the American Society of Microbiology found that contamination of just a single doorknob or table top can result in the spread of viruses throughout office buildings, hotels and health care facilities. Within two to four hours, the virus was detectable on 40% to 60% of workers, visitors and commonly touched objects.
In a recent study, 50% of workers had admitted to having left their office washroom without washing their hands due to poor quality washroom facilities/ products. Therefore, providing a satisfactory washroom experience can in fact, directly impact your employees behaviour in the washroom.
Bacteria & germs can spread easily via the air when toilets lids are not closed before flushing
It only takes roughly 60 seconds of a toilet being flushed for the average sized washroom to be covered with bacteria, urine and in some cases fecal matter. So, managing these germs, scale and bacteria build up within the toilet area can help reduce the risk of germs spreading throughout the entire washroom - or even office!
A recent study by Intial found that 32% of office workers sometimes or always use hot desks and 49% eat at their desks. Resulting in a high risk of cross-contamination as germs from the washroom are spread by contaminated hands and transferred to these hot desks, office equipment and even food.
Our paper towel dispenser features the same antibacterial surface as our soap dispensers and ensures towels are always free from contamination.