Staying healthy can be a challenge. Especially if you spend your time in lots of public spaces like gyms, hospitals, schools, and other open locations, it can be a challenge to avoid getting sick. In these spaces your health is often determined by the cleanliness of others and their attention to detail. From common colds that can spread through an office like wild fire to serious MRSA symptoms, it is always important to know that you are in spaces that are carefully cleaned and sanitized.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is a type of staph bacteria that is resistant to many antibiotics. Unfortunately, as many as 2% of the population carries MRSA, even though they may not always be showing MRSA symptoms. In hospitals,, nursing homes, and other public health facilities, the need for cleanliness and sanitization is so important that a significant amount of budgets need to set aside for these purposes. From steam powered cleaning machines that are used to sanitize operating equipment and rooms on a regular basis to the elevated need for MRSA clean-up when a case is discovered, it is important that facilities that are supposed to be making people better do not end up making others ill.
Gym Infection Prevention Is an Important Membership Selling Point
Did you know that only about 5% of people follow the recommendation of washing their hands for 15 seconds or more? Knowing that others are not always following the necessary steps to make sure that they are not spreading germs is one of the most important reasons that gyms follow a regular routine of sanitizing equipment like weight machines.
Privately owned and operated facilities may not have the same protocol as public schools and hospitals, but these private clubs and gyms will not have much business if people find out that clients and customers are getting sick.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends 15 to 20 seconds of vigorous hand washing with soap and water to effectively kill germs, but if you are paying fees to belong to a place to work out you want to know that you can rely on something more than the personal hygiene of its members. You want to be at a place where the staff is known for keeping a spotless facility.
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