Making your workplace healthier place– Hygiene tips
January 29, 2020
The working environment is an important factor in the growth and success of a any company. Employers have a responsibility to ensure their employees are working in hygienic conditions. This not only will improve their well-being but also assures them of good health at work. If you can afford to maintain a happy and healthy workforce, then you can be sure of increased productivity and therefore growth and success for your company.
When employees are satisfied with their working conditions, they stay in their jobs much longer. A loyal and experienced workforce is essential for propelling your business to the next level.
Some tips on how to maintain a healthy workplace
1. Install Hand Sanitizers
Hand sanitizers were developed for use after washing hands or for those times when soap and water are not available. They are gels that contain alcohol in order to kill the germs present on the skin. The alcohol works immediately and effectively in order to kill bacteria and most viruses. Alcohol can be very drying to the skin, so most brands of sanitizers also contain a moisturizer to minimize skin dryness and irritation. Hand sanitizers can be strategically located at walls at entry and exit points. This reminds the employees of the need to wash their hands regularly. Hand-washing has been said to improve work space hygiene by up to 50%.
2. Set Up a Cleaning Schedule
There is no set number of times that cleaning should be done. The schedule varies depending on the frequency of people who are coming in and out of the commercial set-up. For instance, a small office of 1-5 people can be just fine with two cleaning sessions per week. Spaces that are frequented by many people, such as cafes and shops, will require several cleaning sessions each day. Cleaning of workspaces like desks should be done on a daily basis. Employees should be encouraged to wipe their working tools in the morning before work, or in the evening after work. Companies can provide wet towels for this purpose.
3. Ensure the Windows Are Cleaned
Natural light is beautiful. Have your windows been cleaned to allow it in? Natural light has a way of putting employees in better moods. Natural light can transform a dull workplace, enhancing the employee’s mood and performance. Ensure that you have clean windows at all times in your office.
4. Set Up a Garbage Disposal System
Install a garbage disposal system so that people visiting the workplace know where and how to get rid of waste. Have dustbins placed at several locations within the premises. It not only keep the workplace hygienic, but also helps avoid unpleasant odors due to poor disposal. Just make sure they get emptied!
5. Buy Some Air Fresheners
Employees may come to work bearing all sorts of scents and fragrances. Others may have tea and snacks which leave a particular smell across the office. This is where an air freshener comes in handy. The scent of an air freshener subdues all other smells, making the environment fresh. The scent also helps employees identify with the work
atmosphere which helps them stay tuned in and focused.
6. Evaluate the Benefits of Hygiene Practices
Each investment needs an evaluation. The same case applies to hygiene measures. Employers need to engage with employees by requesting feedback on the effectiveness of the health measures in place.
If they feel involved, they will take personal efforts to maintain cleanliness. They will clean and organize their work space, wipe keyboards, and ask for sick days when they’re ill. They will also feel they can forward suggestions on any areas that need improvement.
When employees make an effort to ensure the workplace is clean and hygienic, they not only do so for the employees but also for clients, distributors, suppliers and potential investors who may come in at any time.
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