As we enter flu season, most employers will begin to wonder how much productivity they will lose to sick days.
Once the first person in your office comes down with a cough and aches and runny nose, it’s a sure bet that one-by-one, half the office will call in sick over the next couple of weeks.
But there are some simple things that employers can do to help reduce the spread of germs in the office, and one of the easiest ways to do this is through using glass furniture. An office desk contains more germs than an average toilet seat – 400 times as many germs, according to a study from Discovery Health.
This is could be very costly to a business. Productivity losses nationally total out to more than $1,600 annually per employee.
Whether it’s table tops or cabinet doors or desktops, glass furniture is incredibly easy to disinfect. Solid surfaces such as glass can easily be wiped clean with disinfectant wipes. Make sure the disinfectant wipes kill both bacteria and viruses.
As a nonporous surface, glass will not absorb fluids that might contain bacteria or viruses, and so it’s easier than some surfaces – such as wood – to thoroughly clean germs from glass furniture.
Disinfectant cleaners specifically manufactured to leave glass surfaces streak free are perfect for cleaning glass and killing germs.
Beyond the advantages of easy cleaning and nonporous surfaces, glass furniture in an office is attractive, sophisticated and helps to open up the office to make it feel more spacious. Tempered glass is also durable and will outlast many other types of office furniture.
So if your company is looking for stylish office furniture that will be appealing aesthetically, provide for a good open-office environment, and help to reduce the spread of germs, modern glass furniture might be the perfect solution.