In these unprecedented times, employee health is significantly more critical than ever before. We have already had to deal with COVID-19, which is still a massive public health threat. Combine COVID-19 with the flu season, and the risks are exponentially higher! It’s critical to help keep employees healthy. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a yearly flu vaccine to protect against flu viruses. They also encourage providing clean and disinfected environments as key to helping employees stay well and feel protected. The best way to accomplish this is to hire a commercial cleaning company. In addition to cleaning and disinfecting the workplace, employers can be proactive to help reduce disease spread. Here are some simple steps to keep employees healthy in the workplace.
- Provide tissues and no-touch disposal receptacles.
- Provide soap and water in the workplace. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Use soap and water if hands are visibly dirty, instead of hand sanitizer.
- Place hand sanitizer in multiple locations to encourage effective hand hygiene practices.
- Place posters that encourage staying home when sick, the importance of hand hygiene, and coughing and sneezing etiquette at the entrance to your workplace and in other work areas where employees are likely to see them.
- Discourage handshaking
Partner with a Professional Cleaning Company
Another essential step you need to keep employees healthy is to partner with a professional cleaning company. You want a company that can follow-through with all COVID cleaning standards and can even identify priority areas for cleaning and sanitizing.
You should partner with Integrity Janitorial Cleaning Services, Atlanta’s leading office cleaners, in addition to restaurants, gyms, retail spaces, medical facilities, and other businesses. We help employers be proactive to reduce the spread of disease in the workplace and keep employees healthy. We also specialize in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Deep Cleaning Solutions. We’ll make sure all your employees feel comfortable coming back to the building each day. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!