You are so right. As an EMT and IT admin, safety precautions are in the forefront of my mind.
I mean, how many times has a defective mouse simply been dirty? Or a stuck keyboard been clogged with something?
One of the first thing I did was Post an Infectious diseases Chart next the the Federal ones in the breakroom (you know, the ones with all the nasty pics on them). Then I used budgeted funds for office supplies to purchase Hand Sanitizer, Lysol Wipes, and Lysol spray for each work area. Even though these may be high-turnover items, I pitch them to upper mgt as "sick-day deterrents".
The hardest thing to overcome is getting users to clean themselves. This is where the poster comes into play, it causes conversation. And one of those key topics? Transmission. And how is it prevented? Wash your hands.
The Admin's Lament: Educate your users, or suffer the consequences...
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