Reduce Workplace Absences With A Sanitary Environment
The "Flu Bug" is probably the most common cause of staff absentee and the one term that strikes the most fear in managers. To restrict the "Flu Bug" from spreading employees have to work together, and to understand the importance of a sanitised and clean office environment.
The "Flu Bug" is not the only threat that may compromise the health of the employees. According to an online report suggest that improving office cleaning methods often reduce rates of diarrheal by 32% to 37%. Other sources that deal with health issues claim other stomach problem can be easily avoided by taking some cleanliness precaution.
1) Sanitise and clean restrooms
2) Regularly disinfect items shared by multiple users (Such as doorknobs, keyboards, etc.)
3) Timely change of air filter and improving the air quality of offices.
4) Pantry areas where employees process food, cook, or eat need to be scrutinised, then wiped down thoroughly.
5) The managers should look into the best cleaning practice used by professionals cleaning companies and implement them.
Outside of the pantry areas are as important. When food gets left on an outside surface, the blend of exposure to natural elements creates bacteria that may cause the spread of illness. Exposed bits of food can be potent in 24 hours or less, and mistaken contact with someone's skin can have a significant effect. Many times, the person who touched it doesn't realise they are carrying around the bacteria on their hands.
Other studies on germ research suggest "if we put a racer virus on the doorknob of an office building, we can detect it on 50% of the people's hands that work in the office and half of the surfaces they commonly touch". Thus, having a clean and sanitise office environment assist in mitigating the common bacteria to spread through an office like wildfire.
A thorough approach to sanitation is a must if managers don't want the office space of their work areas to contribute to illness-related absences. To remove the threat, implementing these three or four steps can significantly help in achieving this goal.