The average desk has 400 times more bacteria than a toilet. Having a clean workspace is just as important as having a clean bathroom.
Proper cleaning prevents the spreading of disease. This cold and flu season, take time to refine the office and lobby cleaning routines you use year-round. Foster a healthier workplace to protect workers and reduce sick days.
ENCOURAGE HEALTH AND CLEANLINESS IN THE WORKPLACE
Ask your personnel to:
PROVIDE OFFICE SANITARY SUPPLIES
Soap and water are the simplest and most effective flu fighters. But, 95 percent of adults do not wash their hands thoroughly enough to remove bacteria and viruses. Encourage thorough handwashing, and provide alcohol-based hand sanitizers and disinfectant wipes to keep your office clean.
“Research shows most people average 2.5 colds per year. Here’s the problem: there are over 100 variations of the rhinovirus that cause the colds. When you catch that first cold of the year, you become immune to that virus. But that leaves 99 other variants still capable of making you sick.
The good news: you can significantly reduce your chances of catching a cold (or colds) by practicing effective prevention measures. In fact, by consistently following the Wash, Wipe, Sanitize protocol and other tips, you can reduce your chance of catching a cold by as much as 80 percent.”
—Dr. Kelly Arehar
Support your custodial staff's efforts with reliable janitorial supplies. Give your employees the tools they need to tackle day-to-day sanitation slip-ups. For better germ-free results, clean with microfiber cloths.
SURFACE CLEANERS & DISINFECTANTS
FLOOR CARE & CLEANERS
BATHROOM CLEANING & ODOR CONTROL
TRASH & RECYCLING
Investing in the right cleaning routine is key to creating a pleasant workplace and keeping employees healthy. If you don’t use a commercial cleaning service, find an office cleaning products supplier and consult our workplace cleanliness checklist to start your own cleaning routine.