Office Supplies Aren’t Immune From Bacteria

keeping office supplies clean from bacteria

Office supplies are those essential items that help you and your team get the job done each day but they are often the most overlooked items when it comes to cleaning and disinfecting. Think about it, when was the last time that classic red stapler sitting on your desk was actually cleaned? Or what about your computer keyboard and mouse? How long has your beloved tape dispenser gone without a proper cleaning? 

The Independent recently reported that the average desk, containing a variety of office supplies, has 400 times more germs than a toilet seat. 

The report went on to show the average desktop harbors 20,961 germs per square inch and that’s in addition to 3,295 on the keyboard and 1,676 on a mouse and a staggering 25,127 on the phone.

That’s a lot of germs with a lot of opportunities to be spread among team members and carried home to family and friends.

As you probably already know, the CDC recommends that surfaces frequently touched by multiple people, such as door handles, desks, phones, keyboards, staplers, and chairs, should be cleaned and disinfected at least daily. More frequent cleaning and disinfection may be required based on the level of use for things such as pens.

Two-Step Process for Keeping Your Desk and Office Supplies Clean


Use SafeHandles and PURE Products, together they are exactly what you need to keep the hard surfaces on and around desk clean and disinfected. Each of these products combines both antimicrobial efficacy and passive continuous cleaning protection.

PURE HSC disinfecting agent with 100% non-toxic formula is perfect for refilling day-to-day sanitizer spray bottles used in your household, on the road, and in the workplace. PURE is on the EPA’s List N for use against COVID-19, has a 30-second kill-claim for the human coronavirus, and is effective against MRSA and multiple drug-resistant bacteria. PURE gets rid of hundreds of germs in just 30 seconds inside and outside your home or facility building.


Remember the pens!

Pens are an essential, everyday tool and also a highly used item – and with that brings the concern of cleanliness of them.  They are a magnet for a build-up of filth causing bacteria, which is why the SafeHandles Self-Cleaning Pen is perfect for people who put their pens to the test.  Whether you’re a teller, cashier, teacher, lawyer, pharmacist, doctor, student, mom or anyone who is concerned if that pen is clean of not – the Safehandles Self-Cleaning Pen will stay clean! 

These pens are covered in a SafeHandles Heat Shrink Sleeve that has embedded silver ions that work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to maintain an unparalleled level of clean for up to 6 months.

To say that it’s revolutionary is an understatement. 

A clean desk helps create more productive team players. It gives them peace of mind knowing that everything is being done to help prevent the spread of germs and keep them healthy.

If you need help creating a hygiene protocol for your facility please know we are here to support and help you. You can always give us a call at 707-822-1234

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