Kimberly-Clark Professional Launches The Healthy Workplace Project Desk Caddy

Just as the traditional start to the flu season is set to begin, Kimberly-Clark Professional announces the introduction of The Healthy Workplace Project Desk Caddy. The Desk Caddy is a key new component of The Healthy Workplace Project, the Kimberly-Clark Professional program that addresses germs not just in the restrooms, but throughout the office. By positioning the most important hygiene and germ-reducing supplies at an accessible desktop location, The Healthy Workplace Project Desk Caddy makes it easier for employees to "wash, wipe and sanitize" to help reduce the spread of illness-causing germs.

The Healthy Workplace Project Desk Caddy holds KLEENEX® Moisturizing Instant Hand Sanitizer, KLEENEX® Anti-Viral Facial Tissue and SCOTT® Disinfectant Wipes. The Caddy is just the right size for an office, conference room or break area and comes either as a white Standard Desk Caddy or an upscale polished wire Premium Desk Caddy, which can be hung from a cubical wall or placed on a desktop or counter.

Studies show that desks, phones, keyboards and computer mice may have as much as three times more germs and other organic material than the average toilet seat. The Healthy Workplace Project Desk Caddy was designed to help address this problem by providing employers and their organizations with a solution that targets the surfaces, spaces and locations that most often harbor germs. The Caddy is just the latest element in The Healthy Workplace Project, a multi-faceted program that Kimberly-Clark Professional has designed to help companies provide their employees with a healthier and more productive office environment.

"We are excited to introduce The Healthy Workplace Project Desk Caddy as an important new tool in our ongoing effort to enhance employee health and help reduce the spread of germs in the office," says Daniel DeCriscio, office buildings go-to-market leader. "The Caddy allows every employee to easily 'wash, wipe and sanitize' -- the best way to fight workplace germs and ultimately illness."

The Healthy Workplace Project is an innovative approach to hand and surface hygiene that gets employees actively involved in helping reduce the spread of cold and flu germs in their workplace. Studies show that each year companies lose $1,685 per employee due to absenteeism and presenteeism (employees coming to work while sick). By reinforcing the importance of "washing, wiping and sanitizing" through The Healthy Workplace Project, employers can help reduce that impact.

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