OFFICE GERM HOTSPOT:- 5 Workplace Areas That Are Dirtier Than A Toilet Seat!

by Eva Spenser Innovation

Workplace hygiene is important. Not only for the well-being of your employee health and well-being but also their overall productivity of your workplace.

Unfortunately; it is one of the most neglected or overlooked aspects of your office. It’s no surprise that germs and bacteria spread from one person to the next, be it from sharing meals, sharing dirt-filled office desks or even coming in contact with items which may Potentially Be Dirtier Than a Public Toilet Seat! 

Some of those common germs which are commonly found in uncleaned and ill-maintained offices are:-

  • Salmonella
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Campylobacter
  • Coli
  • Colds
  • Flu
  • And, even Norovirus

(Believe It).

Here are 5 Office Areas Which Experts Believe To Be More Filthier Than a Public Toilet Seat. 

  • Your Office Desks:-

Your office desks consist of 25,000 organisms per surface (on the surface), and a survey reveals, they are 400 times dirtier than a public toilet seat. And considering that an average office worker spends almost 9-10 hours each day in the office; you can only imagine how much bacteria and germs they are exposed to on a daily basis.

  • Office Refrigerator:-

Lots of bacteria and germs can be transferred by touching fridges or even keeping (and consuming) food which has past its use-date! This could put users at a serious risk of Listeria- which reports suggest can lead to miscarriages and even death.

Furthermore, if you have a habit of shopping for your raw meat and vegetables, storing them in your possibly dirty fridge, then it could expose it to bacteria such as ‘Campylobacter’ or ’E. Coli’.

  • The Office Keyword & Mouse:-

Scary Fact:- Your office keyword consists of more than 3000 micro-organisms (per square inch). And the mouse harbours over 1600+ germs and bacteria (per square inch).

However, this is only when you use them regularly. If you’re hot-desking, then there is a chance that microbiological activity tends to be 18% higher mainly because other people’ germs are also transferred to you and eventually to those sitting near you. 

Furthermore; a survey even states that around 60% of office desks consist of a common bacteria known as Staphylococcus. 

(Scary Indeed...!)

  • Your Office Coffee Mug:-

If you’re not in the habit of washing your coffee mug after every use, then they can become very unsavoury. Not to forget those long-abandoned mugs which promote the growth of moulds in them. 

What you don’t realise that normal rinsing isn’t always enough to remove all existing germs and moulds in those mugs. Not to forget the countless germs which the outside of the mug gets exposed to when your employee’s hands.

Another staggering fact pointed out by expert cleaners in the field is that 1 out of 5 mugs carry faecal bacteria, and the more they come in contact with users, the faster it spreads.

  • Those Office Door Knobs/Handles:-

As they are among the most touched or frequently items in your office premise, they carry and transfer countless germs. This spread of germs gets worst as your employees don’t always wash their hands after visiting the loo or after eating a snack. 

Notable cleaning professionals serving Wollongong clearly state that doorknobs/handles are the chief cause of viruses such as Norovirus which spreads from person to person.

There You Have It:- 5 common office places which are dirtier than a public toilet seat.


So, if you wish to keep your absenteeism rate low and office productivity high, then schedule an appointment with quality office cleaning experts serving across Wollongong. They will come down to your workspace, clean every germ hot-spot and ensure your office appears spic and span from every nook and corner.

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