Back To Work: What Are The Most Unhygienic Places In The Workplace?

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As countries are emerging from scheduled lockdowns and quarantines in an attempt to jump-start the economy, many people are returning to workplaces around the globe. Everyone is adjusting to the new normal, struggling to comply with strict health regulations to avoid further spread of COVID-19 cases. In the workplace, these struggles become more conspicuous than ever with unavoidable shared facilities and cramped spaces. Improving patient safety in clinics because they are very sensitive in nature due to severe diseases.

Here are the areas that you need to watch out for in the workplace:

Communal areas where many people gather or touch objects and surfaces are a primary source of concern. Places such as the water cooler, break room, bathroom, door handles and elevator knobs are prone to passing germs and viruses from one coworker to another through touch.

Public areas aside, your own office isn’t that safe either. Once you touch contaminated surfaces and then touch objects in your workstation you pass on the germs and viruses to said objects. Some things in your personal workstation are routinely cleaned, such as your desk and shelves. However, when was the last time you’d cleaned your keyboard? Or the handles of your chair? Have you ever disinfected the knobs on your work drawers? Probably not.

Washing your hands thoroughly after encounters with contaminated surfaces can help immensely in stopping the spread of dangerous germs and viruses. Soap actually dissolves the virus’s structure, rendering it inactive. Proper handwashing is vital, now more than ever, in flattening the curve of COVID-19 patients. Improving patient safety in clinics is very important because they are very sensitive in nature due to severe diseases.


Soapy offers an alternative to help ensure proper hand hygiene in the workplace. The CleanMachine employs AI technology to highlight problem areas on the skin while you wash your hands. The smart device also dispenses the correct amount of soap and water needed for a perfect wash. The CleanMachine has a facial recognition feature, passing on important hand hygiene information about both group and individual users to managers. This helps facilities guarantee their facilities are adhering to the highest hand hygiene standard they can. If you want to learn more about the CleanMachine, you can reach us here.    

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