Office cleaning should be your number one concern when it comes to employee safety in the workplace. A dirty office can pose many dangers to your employees and can cost you if an accident happens. A messy disorganized office can risk your employee’s health and increases the chances of a mechanical injury. Here are some cleaning tips to consider to help make your office a clean and safe work environment for you and your employees.
Floors: Slipping and tripping are two of the most common causes of workplace injuries. Any dirt particle, moisture or object on the ground can pose a trip hazard to your employees. Carpets also when not properly cleaned and maintained can begin to wear around high traffic areas creating an uneven walking surface. It is important to have regular basis floor cleaning and maintenance to ensure that your employees are protected.
Clutter: In many disorganized offices, clutter can increase the chance of a workplace injury. Clutter in hallways can pose a trip hazard, while clutter on shelves can pose the threat of falling objects. Even common paper clutter can increase the bacteria count on your desk. We recommend staying as paperless as possible to reduce paper clutter and identify areas that need to be organized.
Dust: Dust is a buildup of fibers that come from human skin, paper, clothes, and upholstery. Over time these fibers gather and create dust which can cause a variety of health issues ranging from sneezing to severe allergic reaction. Vacuuming, carpet cleaning, reducing clutter and increasing air circulation will reduce dust build up in your office.
Germs: There are many places in the office germs like to hide; unfortunately we come into contact with those places on a daily basis. Germ hot spots include telephones, keyboards and doorknobs. While personal hygiene and washing your hands is one way to reduce your chances of getting sick and spread germs, disinfecting your workspace is also important. We recommend keeping bottles of disinfectant hand soap around the office for employees and customers to use as well as using disinfecting wipes to clean germ hot spots.