Americans are bringing their pets to work in ever-increasing numbers. This workplace perk though brings with it special challenges—like odors and stains on carpets and upholstery. Fortunately, those special challenges don’t have to bar pets from your office, if you follow these tips.
There are different ways to clean and not every way is the right way. Your cleaning company should both disinfect and sanitize your facility. Public health organizations like the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) have conducted studies to find microbe levels that are considered safe for your health. According to these studies, high-level disinfecting with special chemicals is not always best practice as it can cause irreparable damage to tools and other devices in your facility as well as aggravate asthma and respiratory problems. But, for many things in your office, disinfecting is essential for good health.
Some states are already reporting cases of the flu, an upper respiratory illness that can lead to millions of workdays lost to illness (over 110 million according to the CDC). Be proactive and start now to help prevent this productivity-killing illness.
We’ve all seen the dusty box in the corner labeled “suggestions” or “complaints.” We wonder if anyone ever checks those boxes, or if their only purpose is to provide a foundation for that lonely old cobweb. Unfortunately, when it comes to your cleaning company, sometimes it can feel that your concerns are being put in a box, never to be looked at again. That doesn’t have to happen. Here are a few talking tips to ensure your cleaning company promptly responds to and acts on your concerns.
Looking clean doesn’t mean being clean. This is especially true in your restrooms, where you can find e. coli, streptococcus and salmonella lurking. These bacteria can cause many illnesses from the more common strep throat and stomach flu to the horrifying necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating disease). Forgetting to disinfect your restroom once may not mean you’ll get sick, but if left unchecked, these bacteria can multiply and greatly increase your chances of getting sick or making others sick. Follow these tips to ensure your restrooms don’t become breading grounds for disease.
Organization comes naturally to some, but not so much to others. Lack of organization can be especially frustrating when a team member is struggling with keeping productive and on task. If you or a coworker doesn’t have the natural talent for whipping your home or office into shape and keeping it that way, here are some tips based on David Allen’s book, Getting Things Done.
Late summer fun is still in full swing, so you’re probably not thinking about the cold and flu season and how it affects employee productivity just yet. But winter is just around the corner and employees taking more sick days along with it. Find out how you can cut down on employee sick days with these cleaning tips.