Installing hand sanitizer and using antibacterial soap in the office has a big impact beyond the overall health of your employees. The cost of getting sick hits businesses where it hurts, with the flu alone costing businesses in the US $10.4 billion every year. And with each illness that occurs, the cost of spreading germs to others and reduced productivity adds up to big dollars.
Many businesses overlook the value of a few quick investments that could save their organization thousands in the long run. According to the CDC, keeping hands clean reduces the number of people that get sick by 16-21%. With the average employee taking 3.9 sick days for their own illness, providing easy ways to keep hands clean and prevent the spread of germs can have a big impact.