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The Importance of A Clean Desktop

Keep Your Desktop Clean

The office is buzzing with ringing phones, people chattering in the halls – but sometimes there is a chorus of sneezes, sniffles and coughs too.  You can help prevent the spread of germs in your workplace by keeping your personal space clean and germ-free.  It is important to know the areas on your desktop that are most likely contribute to the spread of germs and how you can help prevent the spread of illness.

Phone
This device harbors germs from your hands, face and mouth. It is important to sanitize your phone before you take one more phone call.

Unplug the device
Use a lint-free cloth and a cleaning solution to gently wipe the entire surface
Use a disinfecting wipe on the handset – pay attention to surfaces that come closest to your mouth.

Water Bottle
The water bottle should not be a permanent fixture on your desk.
Bring your water bottle home daily
Wash the bottle with dish detergent and warm water

Computer Keyboard and Mouse
A recent case study by Consumer Watchdog revealed that the average office keyboard and mouse had more germs than office toilets. Chances are that the restrooms are cleaned regularly by professional cleaners. But who is cleaning your personal keyboard?

Turn your computer off and unplug keyboard and mouse
Use a can of compressed air to release dust from the keyboard
Dip cotton swabs in a mild cleaning solution and wipe the surfaces between each key
Use a lint-free cloth and the cleaning solution to gently wipe all surfaces

Snacks
Food crumbs can be a breeding ground for bacteria or pests. Don’t be the co-worker who welcomes either into the office.
Keep all food in sealed containers
Do not eat lunch at your desk. If you do have a snack, be sure to use a plate and thoroughly wipe the surface afterward.

Desktop
This is the last thing to clean after all other items are cleaned and disinfected that sit on the desktop.

Remove any papers or clutter from your desktop
Use disinfectant wipes to thoroughly clean the entire surface
Do not ignore spaces that are not easily accessible – lift photo frames to wipe underneath them

Microshield 360 antimicrobial coating system is EPA registered and FDA approved for food contact surfaces. It is non-toxic, colorless, odorless and hypoallergenic. It is a great way to protect yourself and your co-workers.

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