As an employer, you want your workers to be healthy. When people are ill, they miss work – or, if they can’t miss work, they come to the office and spread their germs to everyone else, so multiple people can be feeling badly all at once. When your team is sick, their morale, creativity, and productivity all suffer. You are not going to get the best work from your people when they are sick.
So you say, what can I do to keep my employees from becoming sick? While there is not much you can do about the time your employees are away from work, you can take steps in the workplace to protect them from the spread of infectious and contagious disease. And your local commercial cleaning company can help.
What is the difference between infectious and contagious disease?
It can be difficult to understand the difference between infectious and contagious disease, in part because there is some overlap in the meaning of the two terms. A contagious disease is one that can be passed from person to person – such as when someone who has rhinovirus sneezes nearby, causing the germs to pass to another colleague who then becomes sick. An infectious disease is caused by germs, bacteria, or virus but does not necessarily pass from person to person. A great example is food poisoning: the tuna sandwich that made one person sick will not cause anyone else to be sick.
Infectious and contagious diseases can be spread by germs, bacteria and viruses that are left on surfaces. The most common surfaces causing problems in the office environment include door handles, keypads, shared computer equipment, tabletops and counters, restroom fixtures and more.
The way to eliminate these disease-causing agents from the workplace is office disinfection cleaning services. By using medical-grade disinfection products, commercial cleaners can eliminate disease agents from the workplace.