If you work in an office outside your home, you are 99% more likely to fall victim to germs. In your home office, you clean and disinfect your space. And no one comes in it mostly but you. But if you work in an office outside your home, you have no control over whether or not the office is well cleaned. If you have a cubicle, bacteria and germs can fester even more because it is a small enclosed space. The people who work around you are also hazardous to your health. So the best way to stay healthy while working in an office is to have a cleaning routine.
The first area that you want to clean at least twice during your working shift is your desk. Even though no one else sits at your desk, you can bring germs and bacteria to you desk. You can inadvertently bring germs to your desk from the bathroom. Sure you washed your hands, but did you wash your forearms the way that doctors do before surgery? Studies show that most of us carry germs on our forearms all the day long. So when you return to your desk and rest your arms on the desk, you have just transferred those germs to your desk.
The next item on your desk to clean before your day begins is your telephone. The mouthpiece section of any phone harbors germs. They are easily adhered to the mouth piece because it generates heat. We have to brush our teeth at least twice a day even though we cannot see or feel the germs and bacteria in our mouth. The mouth piece section on a phone is the same way. We cannot see them, smell them, or feel them. The computer keyboard that you work on in your office is also a germ trap. The keys are raised for easy user capability. While it is easy for the user, it is also easy for germs to settle between the openings of the keys on the keyboard. Some keys on some computers are removable. If yours can be removed, you should do a thorough disinfecting by removing them one at a time. You will be amazed to see all the crud that hides under computer keys. So if you do these easy cleaning steps everyday, your office will become less of a germ trap for you. You will be able to rest easier knowing that a little work have protected you from germ induced illnesses.