Hello, my name is Pamela Flowers. I am very glad you have found my website focused on HR. I have always felt that HR departments get a bad reputation. There are some HR departments that make life difficult for the workforce, but this doesn't have to be the case. I have stayed abreast on the changing world of HR and it is really amazing how some HR departments are training employees and the creative ways that they recognize the achievements of these employees. So in defense of HR, I have decided to create a blog that covers all the great work they often do.
Regardless of the industry that your business is in, you likely have employees that come in and out of the office throughout the day. It doesn't matter how small or large of a business you operate, as the office is still going to get dirty. The bathroom and breakroom are the two rooms that probably come to mind when you think about germs and bacteria; however, there is a lot more to it. There are things that accumulate germs and bacteria, too. You can reduce the risk of bacteria growth, allergies, and illness by hiring a janitorial service to clean your office on a regular basis, but it also helps to know where bacteria live most frequently in the office.
When you have to get up at the crack of dawn so that you can get yourself and your kids ready for work and school, you are going to be ready for a cup or two of Joe when you get to work. Without it, you probably won't last until noon. Unfortunately, that breakroom coffee pot is one of the largest sources of bacteria. After all, the bulk of the office relies on it just like you do.
One study reports that if a virus is going around the office that the coffee pot is the first area that will become contaminated. You can reduce your chances of catching a virus and spreading germs by using hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes and/or washing your hands.
The phones in the office can get pretty disgusting as well. It doesn't matter whether it is the phone at your individual desk or a phone at a main company desk. You need to think about how many times that the phone is touched and where your hands have been prior to picking up the phone.
Of course, it isn't just your hands that make a phone dirty. It is also bringing the phone up to your face – it touches your face, saliva comes out of your mouth as you talk, your lips could touch the mouthpiece of the phone depending on how close you hold it to your mouth, etc. And, as a general rule, people don't clean their phones themselves.
Door Knobs and Buttons
Consider the number of employees in the office, and now consider how many of them utilize the same door that you do. This may be the front door, the bathroom door, or an entirely different door. The thing is that the doorknobs, elevator buttons, etc. are touched hundreds, possibly thousands, of times a day. Whether someone didn't wash their hands after going to the restroom or someone is sick because it is cold and flu season, there is a chance that bacteria are living on those buttons and knobs.
As you can see, it is very important that you hire janitorial services to keep your office clean. This will not only keep your office looking great, but it will help keep your employees healthy as well.Share
25 October 2017