Infection Prevention – #GETTinformed
Hygiene is one of the most effective weapons against infection. We have drawn up a white paper with useful tips on how to clean regular office keyboards. These tips will help you improve keyboard hygiene in no time!
Did you know? It is true that maintaining good hygiene, like washing your hands regularly and thoroughly, provides a certain degree of protection from viruses and bacteria,
but aerosols can be released through coughing and sneezing, which then settle on the direct surroundings.
A lack of hygiene can cost lives!
It is worth regularly cleaning and disinfecting items that people often touch. The situation in hygiene-sensitive areas like hospitals, doctors’ practices and nursing homes is particularly critical. Pathogens are very frequently encountered here. Although it is absolutely essential to maintain hygiene standards, this often does not take place with the necessary care. A lack of time and human resources is often the reason for this. According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC), about one in 31 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection, on any given day.
Other public areas are also faced with the same challenges. Many people come into contact with each other every day (public authorities like the police or Federal Labor Agency, banks or pharmacies).
„Some computer keyboards harbour more harmful bacteria than a toilet seat[…].“Keyboards ‚dirtier than a toilet‘, BBC News-Online, 01/05/2008