Safety Signs Manufacturer and Safety Products Supplier Spectrum Industrial have launched a campaign ‘Let’s Wash Our Hands Of It’ to help raise awareness of the amount of germs lurking in the workplace and have published an infographic with key facts and stats, which demonstrates the growing importance of workplace hygiene.
According to research published it is a fact that people can spread cold and flu in the workplace by as much as 40%* and during 2018/19 it cost the economy £2.9bn!*
The cold and flu season has traditionally cost employers around £570 and 5.6 days lost per employee / per year*, however with the additional concern of Covid-19 this year, it’s even more important that businesses ensure they have measures in place to help reduce the spread of viruses amongst staff, visitors and customers this winter.
With approximately 80% of common infections transmitted by touch*, one of the best ways to help combat this is with hygiene reminder signage.
From hand washing reminders, cleaning surfaces and equipment to wearing of PPE, these reminder signs have been proven to increase the frequency and length of hand washing in particular*.
Spectrum Industrial have been manufacturing health and safety signs for over 25 years as well as recently introducing hand sanitising stations to their range. Inhouse manufacturing facility also enables them to provide custom designs or simply add your logo.
*Sources of research: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Queens Mary College, University of London, University of Arizona, University of San Diego, CBT Nuggets, Dettol, WebMD
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