Cleanliness can be said as a state of being free of dirt and germs. Although it is impossible for one to get rid of the germs entirely regardless of all the techniques, as millions of germs roam about in the air. The aim of cleanliness is simply a healthy environment.
There are several reasons for one to maintain cleanliness and hygiene workplace. As the workplace is the place where several hours are spent by the workers it is important for it to be germ-free and healthy. Let us have a look in detail about the health and safety procedures in the workplace and why cleanliness is the main priority for your Property.
1. Dry and clean slip proof floors:
Slips and falls are one of the very common ways of enduring injuries. Thus, to prevent injuries the floors should be cleaned on a regular basis. For example, in the lunch area, one of the co-workers spilled the food and the floor is dirtied by it. Immediately cleaning off that area is necessary, as somebody may slip over it and fall down. If the person is lucky enough he doesn’t sustain much injury but at times it may lead to fractures.
Further, after cleaning the floor the wet area can also be a hassle for the people as it is an equal threat. Thus, using an absorbent material at the places where there is a wet floor is advisable. This will definitely lessen the accidents due to slippery floors. Specially in the rainy weather we have in Vancouver!
2. Unorganized and messy:
A messy environment is the root of all problems. In a messy environment, there are more chances of threats going unnoticeable and the situation may simply turn the place into an accident-prone area. Remember, everything belongs to a specific place.
An occupational hazard is a thing which may cause harm to the employees within the workplace.
An occupational hazard is plainly a result of ignorance on the part of the employer or the carelessness on the part of workers. When the workplace or the office area is messy and unorganized, it may be a door to many uninvited hazardous accidents. So proper office cleanliness or hygiene at work should be practiced. For example, at the time of emergency caused due to fire breakouts, if the stack of boxes or equipment is placed at the exit, it may cause the employers to fall or trip over them and get injured or stuck in the fire lit building.
But it is not just safety that is to be kept in mind when looking out for messy material. An unorganized office may also hamper the productivity rate of the employee. One is unable to retrieve the necessary material at the given time.
Hence again the messy environment can be a total obstacle. Not to forget it is a turn off in the eyes of the customers, as nobody enjoys a dirty scene in front of them. As tidiness speaks the professionalism behind it and thus it is advised to place everything in its place.
3. Use of disinfectants in the workplace:
Disinfectants are very important to be used in public places as there is more risk of germs spreading around due to multiple uses of each and every item. Nowadays disinfectants are a MUST HAVE item at the entrance of every establishment. Similarly, in the workplaces, whether it is a flu season or not, germs are inevitable in nature. Thus, disinfectants comparatively lessen the chance of any germ produced illness or diseases. But using a clinically approved chemical disinfectant is equally important.
In order to cut the cost some employees may opt for a cheaper disinfectant, which on a longer run can affect the health of the employees. This, in turn, will again lead to health issues and absentees.
Thus, it is advisable to go for EPA registered disinfectants, which are used in hospitals.
4. Green and Clean is safe and sound:
Eco-friendly products are best in nature and are not at all harmful to human health. They are friendly to nature as well. Not all cleaning products can be compared to one another.
All the products have different standards too. Some are cheaper and harmful whereas some are a bit costlier and trustworthy. It is very important to choose the correct chemical. Along with choosing them it is equally important to store these chemicals in the correct places. There are more chances of these chemical to cause skin related allergies, which on the longer run can affect the employee’s attention span and confidence.
5. Perfect waste disposal plan:
Piled up trash can produce dirt all around the places. Piled trash can be the exact place where pesticides can reside and multiply. They can be a great threat and hazard to the work environment.
Placing dust bins or waste bins throughout the places in the company grounds is a way to start. Then there should be guidelines given to the janitorial staff to dispose the waste in the correct place.
Further, reducing and recycling methods should be implemented within the workplace. Lastly, sanitizers should be kept in handy so that there is no hazard of any kind of germs attacking in any manner.
providing a better, clean and safe surrounding to the employees is a duty of the employer
A clean and organized office environment will not just be beneficial for the staff but also will attract customers. The productivity also increases as it is said ‘dirty place and clean mind cannot work together.
You will have a customized plan, suitable for your property to get a clean and disinfected business.
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