No one likes to be sick. We do our best to try to remain healthy and hope that our efforts are successful. Yet how do we know what things really make a difference in keeping ourselves well, and keeping our work surroundings sanitized and germ-free?
There are a variety of actions we can take in order to reduce employee sick time and help those that are still a little under the weather but come to work anyway from infecting others. You’ll want to be sure to keep things clean and as germ-free as possible. Disinfect things yourself if need be, but also be sure to talk to your cleaning crew and let them know that there’s a bug going around the office, or that more people than normal have fallen ill. This way steps can be taken to cleanse things a little more thoroughly, or more often. Remember that any equipment that touches employees’ hands is more likely to then carry germs. Disinfecting surfaces like telephones, doorknobs, kitchen handles, keyboards, and machine knobs or buttons is an especially good way to help combat infection.
There’s no perfect way to rid your building of germs. After all, it is estimated that a sneeze can contaminate surfaces up to 26 feet away. In addition, employees, customers, and visitors oftentimes come in when they’re sick, or fail to wash their hands as often as they should. A good plan is to remain vigilant about keeping all surfaces clean and disinfected, and to step things up should you experience an uptick in illness. Your cleaning company can assist with specific plans of action should your situation warrant them, as keeping things in your building safe, clean and germ-free is their goal.