Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) February 16, 2015 - The flu has taken its toll on Americans this winter, with elevated reports of illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths. According to recent statistics from the CDC, flu activity this year is considered "high" or "widespread" in 43 states. We are now reaching the peak of epidemic, as the past 32 flu seasons have shown that February is the most active month for the flu, followed by December and January.
Along with recommending people get the flu vaccine, the CDC advises the public to take everyday preventive measures to stop the spread of germs. Unfortunately many workers pass along germs at the office, which becomes a breeding ground for disease. Studies indicate the average adult brings their fingers to the nose, mouth or eyes about 16 times per hour, and germs thrive on human touch.
OpenWorks, one of America's leading integrated facility services franchises, is sharing their suggestions on how to keep offices clean and reduce the amount of germs as we reach the peak of flu season. According to the company's founder, Eric Roudi, these tips can help all employees cut down on the amount of germs common locations and around their personal workspaces.
"Office buildings contain a high amount of germs, as there are many shared areas and frequently touched objects that are not properly cleaned and disinfected," says Roudi. "At OpenWorks, we are dedicated to improving all workplaces we serve by using green, environmentally sound cleaning strategies to create healthier work environments. We are providing these tips to help employees combat the spread of germs during this dangerous flu season."
OpenWorks' Flu-Blocking Tips for a Cleaner, Healthier Workplace
Established in Phoenix, AZ in 1983, OpenWorks is a leading national commercial cleaning franchise that offers integrated facility services through highly reputable local affiliates. In 30+ years, the company has grown to 330 franchise locations in five states from Illinois to California.
OpenWorks is guided by a simple philosophy: a cleaner, safer and healthier environment means a more productive workplace. The OpenWorks franchisees and preferred partners who serve more than 1100 facilities each day offer more than simple cleaning and maintenance - they help their clients fundamentally improve their work environment. Each OpenWorks representative implements an environmentally friendly "Green Clean" program using the highest quality equipment.
The OpenWorks difference is all about open, flexible relationships. Each OpenWorks customer receives customized solutions that fit the needs of their specific facility.
For more information on OpenWorks, please visit http://www.openworksweb.com.
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