3 reasons workplace cleanliness should take top priority even after coronavirus

Have you ever thought about how clean your employee workstations are? 

Those areas we overlook, like desks and phones, can harbor bacteria. The average desk hosts 800 bacteria per square inch. That’s nearly  15 times more bacteria than what’s on a toilet seat (there’s about 59 bacteria per square inch on a toilet seat).      

Your desk phone can contain an estimated 1,600 bacteria per square inch. 

Still not adding up? In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  found that productivity losses linked to workplace illness cost employers nearly $1700 per employee. 

A routine cleaning program combined with an antimicrobial treatment can reduce cross-contamination and keep your employees feeling healthier at work. 

Especially now, workplace cleaning needs to go above and beyond what is required by OSHA. Implementing a powerful cleaning and disinfection program has proven to be an effective way to reduce company losses and increase the health and productivity of employees. 

Here are three of the most important benefits to workplace cleanliness that will affect your employee productivity and company profitability:

  • Increased healthiness and reduced absence
    Your employees will love it, and so will their loved ones. Why? The employees won’t be bringing home any illnesses that could have been spread in the workplace when your workplace is clean! You’ll be able to reduce sick days and decrease risk for worker’s compensation claims.
    Reducing the bacteria count with regular cleaning means there’s less of a chance for cross-contamination or picking up any germs at work. Some antimicrobial treatments, like OMNIShield, can reduce bacteria count for up to 90 days with a single application.

 

  • Positive reviews
    A clean environment is a welcoming environment, and being able to welcome clients, customers, and prospects to your spotless office will make them much more comfortable and excited about working with you.
    First impressions are key, and what could be wrong with having your clients and employees championing your workspace as welcoming and pristine? Transitioning this into an increase in traffic won’t be difficult, but it will be important to keep up your cleaning habits to meet the demand.

 

  • Peace of mind
    Employees are happy, customers are impressed, and the office is humming. With a robust cleaning program, a business can enjoy peace of mind, increased productivity, and sky-high morale.
    We are all experiencing extra pressure to implement practices that will keep employees and customers safe, now and for years to come. At Green Up Solutions, we understand what that means to your company. We help businesses and schools stay open, productive and get back to work safely.

Are you ready and willing to take the next steps to keep your employees and customers safe? CLICK HERE to get the guide you need to set up your company’s powerful cleaning and disinfection program. 

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Andy Weins - Green Up Solutions
A Veteran of the U.S. Army, Andy sets the bar for leadership, monitors and improves operations, and provides the blueprint for the overall direction of Green Up Solutions, LLC. The vision and work ethic exemplified by the Cardinal Stritch graduate gives Green Up Solutions and its related endeavors a competitive edge and a defined path to success and sustainability.

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