Last week, we talked about this article from Cleaning & Maintenance Management that described how two-thirds of employees were dissatisfied with their workplaces’ health and safety initiatives in the time of COVID. And that’s great – it’s a clear call that says improving workplace cleanliness can help these workers feel safer in the workplace.
But there’s something else in that article that drew our attention. This research, sponsored by the Lysol company, found that 47% of employees – that’s nearly half! – admit to not consistently, properly following COVID protocols. That means things like they’re not washing their hands, not using hand sanitizer, not wearing masks when required, not taking steps to stop the transmission of this deadly disease.
Knowing this, how do you, as an employer, provide a safe and hygienic workplace environment?
There are two routes to answering this question. The first is managing the people; the second is managing the environment. Now, we’re an office cleaning company. It’s not our wheelhouse to say how to manage your team into meeting expectations. Every organization does it differently.
It may be time for new signage and team communications reminding everyone of the importance of handwashing and following other COVID protocols. We’re all going through this pandemic for the first time, together. Sometimes people need reminders.
Now, onto what we really know about: office cleaning. Our role is to keep the workplace safe for everyone who works there, does business there, or visits there for any reason whatsoever. This is why our teams clean, sanitize, and disinfect all hard surfaces in your facility – especially high-contact surfaces like countertops, reception desks, keypads and more.
Bathrooms are an area of special concern. Your employees are all using the bathroom regularly, even if they’re not washing their hands. Our team uses medical grade disinfectants to ensure your facility is thoroughly cleaned. This is what you can do to help your team stay healthy, even when they’re not helping themselves.