With the nation discussing opening the economy back up, it’s vital that business owners, facility managers, and HR departments take proper steps in the workplace to keep your employees safe and healthy with infectious disease remediation. While we continue to learn more, there’s still a lot that’s unknown about the COVID-19 virus, based on previous experience with similar coronaviruses. Continue reading for some tips you can adhere to so you can ensure that you are creating a safe working environment for your employees.
Take Steps to Protect Yourself and Your Employees From Coronavirus
Encourage Sick Employees to Stay Home
The first tip needs to be mandatory: any employee showing signs of illness should not come to work. Insist your employees to stay home if they have any symptoms of acute respiratory illness. They should not come in until they have absolutely no signs of illness for at least 24 hours.
Perform Routine Infectious Disease Remediation/ Cleaning
Everything in your workplace should always be kept sanitary and clean. However, the need for thoroughness peaks when trying to prevent the spread of germs. Surfaces that should be regularly cleaned include:
- Workstations and desks
- Floors and walls
- Eating areas
At TMG Companies, we use top of the line disinfecting equipment along with traditional cleaning methods to provide a comprehensive and effective cleaning resolution for any type of facility or commercial building. Electrostatic disinfecting is a fast and cost-effective supplement to standard cleaning regimens as a way of applying sanitizers and disinfectants to surfaces in a thorough, even manner, regardless of the shape or angle of the surface in question.
Have Your Team Wear Facemasks
The CDC is now recommending people wear facemasks to protect themselves from getting the disease and most importantly prevent themselves from touching their face. They should also be worn by health workers and caretakers who treat patients in close settings.
Emphasize Respiratory Etiquette and Hand Hygiene
Provide easy access to tissues and hands-free waste containers for all employees. People should keep their hands clean with alcohol-based hand sanitizers or by washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds based on DCD guidelines. Please not sanitizer does not replace washing your hands, soap and water is always the best when you have access to it. Your employees should be sneezing into their arms not into their hands.
COVID-19 Safety Doesn’t Stop There
Your employees should understand their role in maintaining a healthy workplace and are doing their part to the best of their abilities before coming to work so make sure you inform them of your policies. What’s next? With so many people under one roof, it can be extremely tough maintain a clean and sanitary workplace without help. Let TMG Companies keep your office, industrial facility, healthcare center, or other commercial property clean and germ-free with full-service commercial cleaning and disinfecting solutions. Contact us to get started today.