Commercial Workplace Health and Safety During COVID-19
Whether your facility is open or temporarily closed due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a Workplace Health and Safety plan – now or in the future when your facility reopens – is crucial more than ever before. It won’t come as a surprise to you that the workplace is a breeding ground for germs and bacteria – no matter what season it is. In other words, sporadic cleaning and hand sanitizer may not be enough to keep your building contagion-free.
By choosing City Wide, we are open and here to help you and your facility during the pandemic. We manage a wide variety of Workplace Health and Safety services – including our Electrostatic Disinfectant Treatment – to prevent the outbreak of COVID-19 or any other virus. It’s our goal to exceed your expectations every time.
Workplace Health and Safety starts with prevention. A little pre-planning and preparation can go a long way.
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 providing learning opportunities to help employees get on board with Workplace Health and Safety initiatives. Is there an expert who can teach your team about the proper way to wash hands (even if it’s a webinar)? If you’re worried about attendance being low, think about providing an initiative 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, and awareness of resources can aid in your overall goal of maintaining a healthy culture.
Sanitize High-Touch Areas
Would it surprise you to know a 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 Health and Safety. 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, bacteria, and viruses — especially those with vulnerable populations or high-traffic environments.
City Wide can manage disinfection treatments quickly and effectively. By engaging a maintenance company that knows how to successfully manage your Workplace Health and Safety, you can safeguard the your facility’s environment.