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Aug 8, 2017

The Benefits of a Clean Workplace


Providing a clean and safe environment for your employees is not a simple task, and is not one you need to face alone.
Category: General
Posted by: scadmin

A clean workplace is more than just having a sparkling, fresh looking building. A clean workplace also ensures the safety and health of employees and visitors, and prevents incidents from happening. Workplace incidents can often be prevented by taking action to ensure a clean, safe working environment for all building occupants. Here are our top 5 reasons why a clean workplace also means a safe workplace!

  1. Clean Floors Prevent Slips and Falls

Maintaining your floors is essential to a functional workplace. Slips and falls can not only cause injuries, they can cause materials essential to your work breaking. Different floor cleaning solutions serve different purposes. For example, alkaline cleaners are great for cleaning restaurant floors, while acidic cleaners would be better for removing rust and oxides off floors.

  1. Disinfectants Prevent the Spread of Germs and Illness

Disinfecting your workplace, particularly during flu season, can mean a much healthier workplace. The benefits of disinfecting your workplace are numerous, as not only do we keep the building inhabitants healthy, we increase workplace productivity due to less sick days. The use of disinfectants should not be overlooked when you are planning out the cleaning of your workplace!

  1. Cleaning Light Fixtures Ensures Optimal Lighting

Dirty light fixtures can reduce essential light levels, making it difficult for employees to complete their daily tasks safely. Clean light fixtures significantly increases lighting levels and ensures that your employees can see what they are doing (quite literally). Well lit stairways are also important to prevent slips and falls.

  1. Proper Building Air Filtration

They may not be visible to the human eye, but dusts and vapors are everywhere. Building ventilation is an important factor in reducing airborne transmission of respiratory infections and maintaining the health of your workers. Regularly replacing and cleaning HVAC system filters prevents microbial growth and odor concerns in your building as well.

  1. Proper Disposal of Waste and Recyclable Products

Allowing garbage to pile up in your workplace not only produces clutter, it poses a new threat to the safety of your workers. New pests may make a new home in your workplace and pose a new danger to the health of your employees. Placing garbage and recycling wastebaskets in key locations around your building ensures materials are properly disposed of in your building and reduces the spread of germs.

Providing a clean and safe environment for your employees is not a simple task, and is not one you need to face alone. Contact our team at Strathcona Cleaners today, and we will help you on the correct path to a clean, safe workplace!