When it comes to the workplace, dirt, dust and grime may be unsightly but it’s the contaminants you can’t see that can cause the most harm. We’re of course referring to germs which can hide in the cleanest looking environments. Germs can cause a variety of illnesses that increase absenteeism and lower productivity. That is why it is important to hire efficient and thorough janitorial services in Riverside. It’s also important for businesses to take the following steps to make sure that the workplace not only looks clean but is clean.
- Encourage personal hygiene: Workplace hygiene starts with and concerns each individual worker. Make sure that your employees follow common sense hygiene habits such as hand washing after using the restroom and covering their noses and mouths when coughing and/or sneezing.
- Install hand sanitizers: Consider mounting hand-wash dispensers in all common areas of your workplace. This will enable employees to clean their hands without making the trip to the restroom.
- Familiarize yourself with workplace germ havens: Everyone knows that germs linger in and around toilets and trashcans. But did you know that some of the most germ-filled areas of the workplace include computer keyboards, telephones and your computer mouse? Keep these items clean by taking some time every day to wipe them down with an antibacterial towelette.
- Encourage sick employees to stay home: Letting employees stay home when they are sick helps prevent the spread of disease throughout the workplace. Moreover, allowing employees who are truly ill to utilize their sick days will show that you are concerned with each employee’s wellbeing.
- Practice good kitchen/pantry etiquette: Know that the kitchen/pantry is a high germ transmittal area. Use best practices such as using your own mug and washing it at least twice daily. Also, be careful of what you touch. Finally, never make assumptions about your co-worker’s hygiene habits.
In short, offices are cold and flu hot beds. However, they do not have to be. You can make your workplace a safer, more productive place by following the practices listed above and by using our day porter services in Riverside, CA. Our team understands that it’s the contaminants that you don’t see that can be the most dangerous. Our eco-friendly solutions and our advanced cleaning technologies seek out gems like a heat-seeking missile making your office truly hygienic.