You spend at least one-third of your day at work, and you are affected by your environment all day. Many people put a lot of care into the cleanliness of their homes, but don’t extend the same level of care to their workplace. Having a clean workplace is as important to your health and safety as a clean home. Here’s why.
Personal Hygiene and Cleanliness in the Workplace
When a person has good personal hygiene practices, they do more than just make themselves comfortable. They also make it much more comfortable for other people to be around them. For the workplace, cleanliness and personal hygiene are more than a personal decision. Each employee reflects the company culture as a whole.
Boost Employee Morale
When employees work in an environment, they can take pride in, morale is bound to go up. A clean, organized workplace will also encourage employees to keep things clean and organized. When your employees are happy, productivity and engagement levels rise, and your corporate culture is positively impacted.
Sick employees cost businesses time and money when they’re unable to work, or work less efficiently. You can help prevent employee sick days by ensuring that their work environment is clean and free of germs and bacteria. Hire an outsourced cleaning company to come after-hours, or have a cleaning staff that will regularly clean your facility. If you use linens or cleaning textiles, ensure that those are cleaned and sterilized as well. Proper cleaning and special air filters will reduce allergens.
If your workplace is cleaned regularly, the risk of accidents and employee injury is greatly reduced. This also means that an unkempt office, with slick floors or boxes stacked, increases chances of accidents. To prevent injuries, make sure all office floors are free of debris and dust, and use sturdy floor mats in areas where slips, trips, and falls are likely to occur.
A Happy, Healthy Workforce
Wilkins Linen offers a wide variety of linens, cleaning products, slip-free mats and dust control products to ensure that your workplace stays clean, and employees stay happy and healthy. We realize that the success of your facility is dependent on every aspect of it running smoothly, and we’re here to help!
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