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As germ season is in full swing, let GOJO – the inventors of PURELL® Hand Sanitizer and producer of skin health and hygiene solutions – shares four simple tips on how to reduce the spread of germs in the workplace.


A recent study found that 70 percent of workers have come to work sick. Couple this with reports of wide-spread flu activity, and it is evident that we are all looking for ways to reduce the spread of germs, especially in a workplace setting. The following are preventive measures we can all take to help us stay healthy.


tick Offer hand hygiene products and make them readily available.

Ensure restrooms are stocked with soap, and place hand sanitizer, as well as hand sanitizing wipes, around workstations to allow workers to practice good hand hygiene at key moments throughout the day.


tick Disinfect and clean frequently touched surfaces.

Be sure to regularly disinfect and clean frequently touched surfaces and objects, like photocopiers, doorknobs and shared computers, with products formulated to not only kill 99.99 percent of germs, but also contain no harsh fumes or chemicals. Sterizar produce a line of alcohol-free products that are also Halal approved, in addition to best-sellers from Evans, Purell, Selden and others.


tick Get the flu vaccine.

The best time to have a flu vaccine is in the autumn, from the beginning of October to the end of November. You can still have it later in the winter, but it's best to get it earlier to minimise your risk of getting ill.


tick Stay at home!

Really, stay home. If you are sick, be sure to stay home to not spread illness-causing germs to your co-workers.


For the latest information on flu symptoms, treatments and vaccine advice please visit NHS Choices at:


If you would like free advice on which products would be most appropriate and effective for your particular working environment, please speak with your System Hygiene representative or call our friendly customer service team on 01282 777999 Monday to Friday, 8am-5.30pm. Thank you.