Is Your Work Desk Making You Sick??

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90% of  keyboards tested contained bacillus, found in dust and soil which cause a variety of illnesses. 60% contained staphylococcus which can cause food poisoning and 50% contained micrococcus which comes from sweat and can increase the risk of infections.

The report stated that 63 million days are lost each year through illness and the sickness rate increases by 1/3 in the winter.

The risk may be increased by hot desking, one of the new ways to ensure office efficiency and save space.  It means multiple people use the same equipment but do you know who they are and are their cleaning habits the same as yours?

Fortunately, no one shares my desk but with  this news story in mind, having been put off my breakfast, my first job of the day is to tidy my desk and get out the disinfectant wipes!

Claire Howard

Partner - Personal Injury Team 

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