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Top tips for office sanitization and safety

Top tips for office sanitization and safety

With many people back to working from the office, thinking about how you can stay one step ahead with your safety is top priority. While the COVID-19 situation continues, there are a variety of steps you can take when it comes to sanitizing your office and keeping your workspace clean. Let’s look at the top tips to consider for disinfecting the office.

Keep your workspace sanitized

It’s good to always have useful disinfecting options close by to promote office sanitization. Clorox® Expert Disinfecting Wipes – On The Go and/or the Clorox® Multipurpose Spray Cleaner, which comes in a spray form, are both ideal for keeping in your desk drawers or cupboard. Each will effectively sanitize your workplace. There are many high-touch surfaces you will come into contact with on a daily basis. You can then easily transfer the germs and bacteria from these surfaces to your workspace and objects within it. There are certain surfaces that we encounter at a high frequency every day which need to be cleaned and disinfected regularly. Examples of objects in your workspace:

  • Desk
  • Drawer handles
  • Mobile
  • Stationary
  • Laptop
  • Plugs
  • Charging cables
  • Water bottle
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse

For objects like this and others, the Clorox® Expert Disinfecting Wipes – On The Go will come in handy for a quick way to clean and disinfect. They kill 99.9% of viruses and bacteria in just 1 minute. If you have a little more time, the Clorox® Multipurpose Disinfectant Cleaners is a great choice for a thorough clean at the end of the day or week. Safe to use on multiple surfaces, it kills 99.9% of germs and is 100% effective at cleaning and disinfecting. Another benefit of the spray is that it removes stains, grease residue and dirt. Making it a great two-in-one choice. Follow the steps outlined below when using the spray.

  1. Turn nozzle to ON position.
  2. Spray until the surface is wet and wait 5 minutes.
  3. Wipe and let dry.

Personal hygiene in the office

Hand sanitizer is also useful to keep on your desk during your workday. There will be a variety of communal objects that colleagues will be using throughout the day. Such as the microwave, kettle, coffee machine, water dispenser, kitchen drawers and cupboards. Keeping a sanitizer on your desk will always serve as a reminder to sanitize your hands frequently during the day. Especially after being in communal areas and/or sharing communal objects. Apart from using hand sanitizer, washing your hands in the washroom with warm water and soap, as often as you can, is important. This will give your hands a more thorough clean.

Following the guidelines

While being in the office, following the guidelines set out is crucial. Along with using sanitizer around the building, you should also obey the rules of wearing your mask and keeping a safe distance from others. This will not only protect and keep you safe, but also those around you. Reducing the risk of spreading germs and bacteria. As you go through your day in the office, pay extra attention when using the kitchen and bathroom as these will be frequently used by many people in the office. Another important measure to take to keep you safe is limiting unnecessary gatherings. This is in terms of work meetings and social gatherings.

Leaving the office

There are many germs and bacteria that can be encountered while in the office. Even though you may take necessary precautionary measures by complying to the guidelines, using sanitizer, and disinfecting your workspace, your clothes can still pick up germs. These can easily be transferred to your car and your home. So, keeping Expert Disinfecting Wipes – On The Go in your car will be useful. They can be used to wipe down leather seats, your steering wheel and when on-the-go in general.

When you return home, put your worn clothes into a designated laundry basket. Ensure you wash your hands and take a shower to keep yourself protected from any germs or bacteria from the outdoors and office. For your white clothes, you can use Clorox® Bleach and/or Clorox® Scented Bleach, both clean and disinfect clothing efficiently. The steps below are the same for both solutions.

  1. Add detergent.
  2. Fill Clorox® to max line in dispenser or add 1 cup (250 ml) for top loading machines or 1/2 cup (125 ml) for front loading machines to wash water.
  3. Add white clothes and start wash cycle.

If you are feeling unwell with flu-like symptoms such as a cough or fever, then ensure you remain at home. This will keep you safe and ensure that your fellow colleagues are not at risk. If your symptoms do not clear up, remain at home, and get a PCR test for peace of mind. Only return to work if you have a negative result and are feeling better. Also, reach out to HR for guidance when feeling unwell or for any other queries surrounding your health and safety at work.