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August 18, 2020 @ 12:00am

Office Hygiene Safety

In these unprecedented times, employers and facility managers feel a heightened sense of concern for employee well-being. Rhyme is here to help. Use this guide to prepare your office for new hygiene standards.

Create Cleaner Work Spaces

Offices are experiencing major shifts in both operational and cultural norms, all due to the need to help limit the spread of germs. And as offices reopen for people to share spaces, equipment and amenities, workplace hygiene takes greater priority than ever before.

It has now become vital for offices to plan and prepare for the following measures:

  • Be open to new ways of working. Consult with your manager about whether it makes sense for you to continue to collaborate remotely or adopt flex work. When you are in the building, be mindful of the safety of others.
  • Limit the number of people you interact with. Take advantage of technology. When in-person meetings are required, put empty chairs between people and limit the number of people to 10.
  • Adjust to new social norms. Adopt a handshake-free greeting and continue to maintain a distance of six feet when you interact with others.
  • If you have a fever, cough, difficulty breathing or other symptoms, stay home and seek medical advice. Do not come into the building.
  • Try to avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes. If you have to, wash your hands before or after doing so.
  • Don't share devices. This includes keyboards, computer mice, headsets and other equipment.

View Rhyme's 10-Step Building Hygiene Checklist.

If you're just reopening your building, review this checklist to help ensure you've considered everything.

Hygiene Hot Spots in the Office: a quick guide to areas where hand soaps, sanitizers and disinfectants should be put to work.

Hygiene Hot Spots in the Office

GERMS: The More You Know

bacteriaSurface Surprises

Studies showed keyboards harbored 8,900 bacteria and mobile phone harbored 6,300 bacteria.



Face the Facts

In the span of 24 hours, the average adult touches 7,200 surfaces and touches their face 552 times.

hand washing


Help Your Hands

Nearly 95% of adults do not wash long enough to thoroughly clean the germs from their hands.

Dirty Desks


The Dirt on Desks

The average desk has 400 times more bacteria than a toilet seat.

It is important to understand what you're up against ever day, so you can protect the people in your office. Get prepared with a solid workplace hygiene strategy.

Take Action

To set up a successful office hygiene strategy, there are certain essential items to consider. Note your level of preparedness in each of these areas, then determine your action steps. For more guidance, connect with a Rhyme Client Manager to arrange a virtual or in-person hygiene walk-through.

Download Rhyme's Hygiene Assessment.

Plan Your Virtual or In-Person Hygiene Walk

Our experts are here to guide you every step of the way in choosing the right mix of products and solutions for your facility. We offer all the top products in cleaning and janitorial/sanitation and can leverage our relationships with top manufacturers to provide you the best solution.

We will:

  • Identify key areas to consider hygiene upgrades
  • Recommend the right mix of germ fighting solutions for your facilty
  • Share tips & best practices on communicating changes and gain compliance

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