Tuesday, January 12, 2016


It's that time of year again, cough and cold germs are everywhere!  You don't want to walk around wiping every surface at home and work with an antibacterial wipe.  However, if someone in my home or office has been sneezing and coughing, I will sanitize high traffic surfaces more than once.

Did you know a person's sneeze travel at about 100 miles per hour?   Patti Wood, author of Success Signals: Understanding Body Language says so.  She also adds that a single sneeze can send 100,000 germs into the air. Yuk!  I cringe at how many times someone has sneezed on me accidentally!

Touching germs and ingesting them through our eyes (rubbing the eyes), nose (inhaling through nasal passages) or mouth (putting fingers in your mouth) can trigger an illness we do not want. 

What's the easiest way to avoid getting sick?  Proper hand washing is the single most effective way to stop the spreading of germs and keeping you well!  Make sure you use soap, warm water and do it for at least 20 seconds. 

                                                      Wash your hands after touching;
  • Door handles. Because they are one of the most touched surfaces.     
  • Community tables. Whether it is in a conference room, waiting area or in an employee cafeteria, table surfaces.
  • Elevators. Touched daily by employees or guests, elevator buttons can be a likely source for virus transmission.      
  • Community benches and chairs. Because they are designated for sitting, sick people can leave their germs there.
  • Light switches.  These are commonly missed on cleaning.           
  • Drinking fountains. Drinking fountains can become contaminated by a variety of germs from the user’s mouth and hands.     
  • Railings. Located alongside stairs or at the top of an atrium or overlook, railings and conveyor handrails at airports, can be touched by 100's or 1000's of people a day.
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