Office desk 'may jeopardise your health'May 27, 3:41 pm
London, May 27 (ANI): Office desks put workers at risk of serious illness because they are crawling with germs, experts have warned in a new study.Workplace kitchens and break rooms are also at risk, particularly sinks where staff clean their cups and plates and also microwave door handles.In a US study, hygienists collected nearly 5,000 swabs from buildings including law firms, insurance offices, call centres and healthcare companies. It found office workers unwittingly spread bugs around on a daily basis."No one can avoid it entirely," the Daily Express quoted Richard Millard, of Kimberley-Clark Professional which carried out the research, as saying.But he added that rigorous hygiene habits and cleaning could reduce office rates of colds, flu and stomach illness by up to 80 percent."This demonstrates that contamination can be spread throughout the workplace when office workers heat up lunch, make coffee or simply type on their keyboards," Study consultant Charles Gerba, professor of microbiology at the University of Arizona, said. (ANI)
Holiday office parties may do more harm than good Dec 12, 10:26 am
Washington, Dec. 12 (ANI): A new study has found that office holiday bashes, which are thrown with the intention of promoting team unity, leave members of racially diverse groups feeling more disconnected than connected from other co-workers.Full Story »
Experts say line between professional and personal life 'blurring' Dec 10, 11:16 am
Washington, Dec. 10 (ANI): A new study has shown that now-a-days employers disregard the motto of keeping professional and personal lives separate, and like to profit from their employees 'free' time and non-professional aptitudes.Full Story »
Wearing trainers at work may help you earn more respect Dec 9, 9:56 am
London, Dec 09 (ANI): While it is often customary to wear formal attire at the workplace, a new study has claimed that wearing more casual clothes to the office can enhance an employee's standing among co-workers.Full Story »
It's official! Pregnant women do experience discrimination at work Dec 8, 11:26 am
London, Dec. 8 (ANI): A new study has confirmed that many expecting women experience unfair and unlawful treatment at work, and some even get sacked just for taking maternity leave.Full Story »
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