Commercial Workplace Wellness
One of the prime breeding grounds for germs and bacteria is the workplace, where illnesses can spread like wildfire. That’s why taking steps to keep your facility clean should be a priority.
This can become a daunting task when the weather changes. Frigid winter temperatures can lead to the spread of contagious viruses and other microorganisms. It’s exactly the reason we recommend taking a proactive approach before germ season even begins.
Keep it Clean
We understand flu and cold season can have an impact on employee morale and productivity. Sporadic cleaning norand hand sanitizer may not be enough to keep your building contagion-free.
By choosing City Wide, we work year-round to prepare your facility for the under-the-weather months. We manage a wide variety of workplace wellness services—including our Electrostatic Disinfectant Treatment—to prevent the outbreak of a virus. It’s our goal to exceed your expectations every time we enter your building.
Workplace wellness starts with prevention. A little pre-planning and preparation can go a long way. Consider the following tips when readying your facility for the cold and flu season:
Promote a Healthy Lifestyle
There’s power behind living the words you’re preaching to everyone else. What do we mean by that? It means creating events to help employees get on board with workplace wellness initiatives. Is there a local expert who can teach your team about the proper way to wash hands? If you’re worried about attendance being low, think about providing lunch for employees to get them excited. Here are five key factors that contribute to the success of these programs for employees:
- Health assessments
- Health education
Whatever you do, make it fun yet educational. Additionally, policies, awareness of resources, events, and signage can aid in your overall goal of maintaining a healthy culture.
Sanitize High-Touch Areas
Would it surprise you to know the flu virus can survive on hard surfaces for up to 24 hours? It’s true. Doorknobs, microwave handles, coffee pots, and many other high-touch areas are only as clean as the last hand that touched it. It’s clear why regularly sanitizing these spots is an important part of maintaining workplace wellness. Below are various preventative steps to help minimize the accumulation of germs:
- Provide hand sanitizer at every door
- Stock up on disinfectant wipes
- Sanitize all equipment like computer keyboards and phones regularly
- Focus on keeping heavy-traffic areas clean
- Sanitize high-touch areas like stair rails, door handles, and elevator buttons
If you’re ever in doubt whether to sanitize an area, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Germs can live in various conditions and find their way into even the tiniest of crevices.
Even if you already know the importance of keeping your facility clean, City Wide knows your time is valuable. This is where we come in. We schedule the industry’s top professionals to help protect your workplace from germs—especially those with vulnerable populations or high-traffic environments.
City Wide can manage sanitizing surface treatments with whole-office disinfection quickly and effectively. By engaging a maintenance company that knows how to successfully manage your workplace wellness, you can safeguard the environment for everyone.