Clean Hands Can Save Money !
There are many types of germs (viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi) that cause many types of illnesses – including the common cold or flu, foodborne illness, Lyme disease, or Hantavirus. These germs can spread easily from one person to another – and have wide-reaching effects.
Infectious Diseases Cost Business Billions a Year !
One of the most common ways people catch colds is by rubbing their noses or eyes after touching someone or something that’s contaminated with the cold virus (rhinovirus).
Quite literally, millions of working days are lost annually due to the common cold ! Frequent hand washing or sanitising and not sharing items such as cups, glasses, and utensils with an infected person should decrease the spread of virus to others. Some foodborne illnesses are spread through lack of hand cleaning. In fact, certain strains of E. coli, salmonella, and other bacteria can live on surfaces like tables and doorknobs for up to two hours.