Bloomberg News is not generally where I get my weather information, to be honest. I was shocked to see a Winter Forecast headline from them – until I read that it was about the impact the coming Flu season is expected to have on Boston businesses. Obviously as an employer, you want your workforce healthy and happy. Here is what you can do to help make that happen:
Encourage Healthy Habits in the Workplace
Things like handwashing and wearing a mask when you know you’re not feeling well can help stop the spread of illnesses in a workplace. For best results, these healthy habits can be presented as a way to keep everyone healthy rather than a political discussion of any one virus or condition.
Another healthy habit can be eating nutritious natural foods. If donuts in the breakroom or similar snacks are part of your company culture, trying sneaking a few fruit platters in there from time to time. Some businesses develop formal or informal fitness programs as well, such as using lunch times for a quick walk outdoors.
Routine Cleaning, Sanitizing & Disinfection of Office Surfaces
Even though your employees will surely be doing their best not to come to work with any illnesses or germs, sometimes this will happen. Here is a situation where your local Boston office cleaning service can be a great help. In a few short hours, overnight or conveniently to meet your organization’s needs, the best office cleaning services will wipe down, clean, sanitize and disinfect the hard surfaces in your workplace. This includes countertops, tables, door handles and jambs, light switches, keypads, bathroom mirrors, tile and fixtures and more.
The reason cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting hard surfaces is so important is that many germs and viruses can live on surfaces for a long time – 3 to 5 days is not uncommon – making people sick the whole time. The products used by the best Boston office cleaning service are medical grade, meaning they’re strong enough to kill even deadly diseases while being perfectly safe for anyone working in the office to be around.