Germs are all over the office including keyboards, office phones and even on the handle of the community coffee pot. All of these can lead to your employees getting sick, resulting in employee abseentism. The Journal of Environmental Medicine (JOEM) suggests that respiratory illness alone can cost as much as $134 per employee per year and 1.4 hours of lost productivity per day.1 See below for more stats and tips on how to stay healthy in your workplace.
1. Goetzel RZ, Health Absence, Disability and Presenteeism Cost Estimates of Certain Physical and Mental Health Conditions Affecting U.S. Employees. J Occup Environ. Med. 2004; 46: 398-412
2. PURELL is the number one hand sanitizer in food, drug and mass-merchandise retailers according to Information Resources International, Inc