Computer keyboards retain lots of dust, dirt, and bacteria – sometimes even 20,000 times as many germs as the average toilet seat. (Photo: Shutterstock)

In the busy workplace, germs are often the last thing on employees’ minds.

But did you know that it takes just four hours for germs to spread to surfaces in a workplace when only one employee is sick? Washing hands frequently with soap and warm water is the best way to prevent illness and stop the spread of bacteria, but employees should also know about several key workplace areas where germs tend to lurk.  

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