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Okay, we are specifically talking in the office or workplace, whether it be a warehouse, store, or even restaurant…what are the “germiest” hot spots? And let’s face it, although we are still hearing about Covid and we still need to be extra careful, consider all the places where you work that are filled with germs!

A study done by Lysol put together a list of the Top 10 places in the workplace you might want to make sure you wipe down or at least wear a glove before touching…the results posted in an article by Cision PR News Wire .

If you think about it, all these areas actually make sense starting with the entrance way. The door handles being opened daily by who knows who and/or where they’ve been, Then you move to the elevator (if you have one) and the buttons alone…germs baby!

If you have a communal kitchen, then don’t even get me started! Between the vending machine to the refrigerator, think of all the people you work with and how many hands are on that refrigerator handle and the buttons on a vending machine!

And don’t even get me started on the bathroom at work. Heck, I know some co-workers who will even go home if they have to go to the bathroom instead of using the one at work…that should tell you something.

Now keep in mind, I’m not a “germaphobe”, but it does make a person stop and think about all that’s going on at work and maybe it is a good idea to wash your hands constantly, carry that paper towel you used to dry you hands with next time you need to open a door, get a can of soda or nuke a sandwich at work.

Scroll down below to see some of the other places in the workplace you might want to wipe down…or listen to the segment from this morning in this edition of “A Few Things We Think You Should Know”!

  • #5 COFFEE MACHINE HANDLES

    COFFEE MACHINE

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    Since I don’t drink coffee, this doesn’t really bother me, but if you wait until you get to work to have your first cup of Joe, you might want to be concerned about this Top 5 area that is the “germiest” at work!

  • #4 THE TV REMOTE IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM

    TCV REMOTE

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    If you have a conference room at work, chances are you have a tv, which means there is a remote…and it’s a good chance that everybody and their brother has touched it. This might be why it’s highlighted as a “germ” collector on the list!

  • #3 TELEPHONES

    Work Phone

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    We all have them are work and we all use them, so it’s not a surprise that telephones made the list of places and things that store the most germs in the workplace!

  • #2 THE COPY MACHINE

    Copy Machine

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    Well, you knew this one was going to pop up! How many people use the copy machine where you work and how many times per day? Think about it and no surprise again as to why this showed up as a “germiest” hotspot at work!

  • #1 BATHROOM DOOR HANDLE

    Bathroom Door handle

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    It was mentioned in the article above, but when you consider the workplace, this has to be the #1 place for germs considering everyone at work at one time or another has to use the bathroom…so there ya go! (no pun intended!)