Monday, October 22, 2012

Keep your germs to yourself

It's about that time of year again. The germs are out in full force. And if you work in an office environment, at least one person is bound to get the crud. And they will come to work because they are dedicated. And they will infect EVERYONE ELSE. And since everyone can't stay home sick, the bug will likely circulate and mutate and there will be at least one sick person in the building at all times.
These sick people will touch the copier. The fax machine. Your stapler. Your phone. Every box of staples in the supply closet because they want one that is in a pristine box. They will touch the coffee pot, every door handle in the building and sometimes they will touch you.
Heed my warning people, once a bug gets into an office it is really difficult to get rid of it. Your best line of defense is a strong offense. If you arm yourself with some of the following tips I personally use to get through cold and flu season, you may find yourself healthier this year than any other.
Or you could just fashion yourself a skirt like this to forcibly keep
people out of your personal space.

Step 1 - Every morning use the Dymon "Do It All" Foaming Cleaner on every hard plastic item on your desk. Phone, mouse, keyboard, desk surface, chair arms. Anything you are going to touch, spray it with this industrial grade germ killer then wipe dry. This stuff is amazing.
Step 2 - After shaking any hands, touching any community ANYTHING, thouroughly wash your hands with the Genuine Joe Antibacterial Hand Soap for at least 30 seconds with water as hot as you can stand it.

Step 3 - When you return from lunch, wipe down all the surfaces of your desk again. This time with Genuine Joe Disinfecting Wipes. This will take care of any pesky germs that may have floated into your office/cubicle while you were away. Or if someone just 'dropped by' and happened to nudge your mouse, lick your phone...whatever. You don't know what your co-workers do to your desk when you're away. Safest to err on the side of caution and just wipe everything down again.
Step 4 - Throughout the entire day, whenever you think about it really, use a few pumps of Genuine Joe Gel Hand Sanitizer. Keep a bottle on your desk. A LARGE bottle. Use it often. The new formulas are less drying than they were when this stuff was introduced, so don't be afraid to lather it on this germ season. This is your health we're talking about. Better to be safe than sorry.
I realize this may seem like overkill. But being sick is no fun. And being sick at work is the worst. No one can really afford to miss work or get horrifically ill. So best to take precautions against getting sick in the first place. If you follow these steps every day you will at least up your chances of getting through one more week on the healthy side.

Monday, October 1, 2012

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer affects 1 in 8 women during their lives, and the impact is like ripples in a pond. Every person who knows the woman infected is touched, scared and impacted by the diagnosis. Research is imperative to prevent and cure the spread of this disease. And you can help with the purchase of any of the products below. A portion of the proceeds from the special items below will be donated to foundations that contribute to cancer research and prevention. Deck out your office with these beautiful items and feel good about helping to erradicate a terrifying disease.