3 TIPS FOR A MORE SANITARY OFFICE
1. Implement a Sanitation Schedule First and foremost, remember that cleaning is not the same as sanitizing. A clean office is free from surface dirt, where as a sanitized office has also been treated to remove germs. Frequency How often you sanitize depends on several factors. For example, in high traffic areas during the height of cold and flu season, surfaces that are touched frequently may require sanitizing several times a day. These areas include restrooms, services desks, and even items like telephones and elevator buttons.
2. Provide Employee Sanitation Tools
Sanitizers and Soap The proper tools make it easier for your staff to maintain sanitary work practices at the office. Consult with your cleaning crew to make sure all restrooms and public sinks are properly stocked with soap, for example. Further, consider switching to hands-free toilet flushers and faucets to cut down on the spread of germs in restroom facilities. You may also want to provide hand sanitizer kiosks or individual dispensers for employee desks and work areas. Opt for sanitizers that contain 60 to 95 percent alcohol to ensure that they provide the maximum germ-killing capabilities. Courtesy Masks Many cold and flu viruses are spread in the air when someone coughs or sneezes, so wearing a face mask provides a method for cutting down on the spread of illness in the office. You can help by not only providing masks to those employees that are battling minor colds and illnesses, but also to any clients or visitors to the office that request them. Work to foster an office culture that accepts mask-wearing as normal.
3. Minimize Contact Areas
Limited Public Areas Consider limiting public access areas throughout your building, particularly in large buildings. For example, if your building has multiple elevators, stair wells, or restrooms, only leave one open to public use. This way your cleaning staff can focus frequent sanitation efforts on only one area instead of several. For businesses that bring a lot of clients on-site, dedicated central waiting areas are also simpler to keep clean compared to lots of small waiting areas throughout a building. A single point of entry for visitors and clients can help manage the flow of people into these dedicated areas.
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