Desks, phones, computer keyboards and mice are key germ transfer points because people touch them so often, also coughing and sneezing can leave behind “a minefield of viruses” that can live on a surface for up to three days. But health experts say that simple office hygiene can reduce infection risks dramatically.
daily helpful hints Keep a few trash can liners in the bottom of your office trash can for quick emptying and replacement of the bags. Keep a handy dusting tool in a desk drawer for days when dust seems to be settling over your desk at a rapid rate. Stash a canister of disinfectant wipes in an office drawer or closet for quick cleanups of coffee spills and to frequently clean the mouthpiece of the phone, which is a haven for germs.