The global pandemic has reshaped the way we live and work, emphasizing the critical importance of maintaining a safe and healthy working environment. With new and increasingly contagious strains circulating again this summer, it is crucial to implement cleaning strategies that help combat airborne illness. Here are some best practices that every business should consider for employee well-being and long-term business stability.

Promote Hygiene Practices

Encourage and facilitate proper hygiene practices among employees. Provide ample hand sanitizing stations throughout your business and promote frequent handwashing with soap and water. Display signage reminding employees of proper cough and sneeze etiquette and the importance of wearing masks where necessary. Encourage employees to stay home if they are feeling unwell or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

Implement Social Distancing Measures

Reconfigure workspaces to allow for adequate social distancing. This may include rearranging desks, installing barriers between workstations, and limiting the number of people allowed in shared spaces like break rooms and conference rooms. Consider implementing staggered work shifts or remote work options to reduce the number of employees in the office at any given time.

Educate Staff

Keep employees informed with up-to-date information about COVID-19 safety measures, protocols, and any changes in guidelines from health authorities. Conduct regular training sessions to ensure all employees understand their role in preventing the spread of the virus and are aware of the resources available to them. Remain flexible and adaptable in response to changing circumstances and new information about the virus. Have contingency plans in place for managing suspected or confirmed cases among employees, including contact tracing, quarantine procedures, and deep cleaning of affected areas.

Establish A Sanitization & Disinfection Routine

Regular cleaning and disinfection of all surfaces and high-touch areas is of the utmost importance. Professional cleaning services are beneficial for reducing the spread of illness. Clean Green Solutions provides office sanitization and disinfection services using the Electrostatic Disinfection and ULV (Ultra-Low Volume) Fogging method. This method covers large surface areas, including inaccessible areas, by evenly coating surfaces with charged molecules that repel one another. Electrostatic Disinfection or ULV Fogging is particularly useful in environments such as offices, churches, schools, and other public spaces where thorough disinfection is critical.

By implementing these workplace disinfection best practices, businesses can significantly reduce the risk of COVID-19 outbreaks in the workplace while promoting a safe and healthy environment for employees and visitors alike.

Combating summer outbreaks requires a collective effort. Maximize productivity and reduce downtime by hiring Clean Green Solutions! Contact their office cleaning professionals at (604) 644-8540 for more information on office sanitization and disinfection services or to learn how Electrostatic Disinfection and ULV Fogging can benefit your workplace.