How to Keep the Workplace Safe and Clean

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As the world transitions back to in-person services and in-person events, people no longer have to work from home. It’s safe to say that everyone understands how important it is to clean and to stay safe. As your employees go back to the office, you want to make sure that they are not at risk of contracting an infection or some sort of illness. By implementing cleaning protocols and cleaning measures in the office, you can rest assured that you and your employees can work worry-free throughout the day. We have some helpful tips for you to keep in mind as you and your employees go back to the office! 

Make a Cleaning Schedule

One of the easiest ways you can get cleaning done in the office is by having everyone join in. You can designate one week of cleaning for one employee and mix it up for every passing week! You can also do it by day if that works easier for you and your staff. 

Have Common Areas Cleaned Everyday 

Meeting tables, kitchen areas, and bathrooms are some of the most highly touched and highly used areas in the workplace. It never hurts to give a quick wipe down every day. You can also allow your employees to call their workday earlier that way everyone can help with cleaning before leaving the office. 

Keep Disinfectant Wipes in Stock 

Since you’ll be wiping down surfaces for a quick clean, you’re going to need plenty of materials to help you with exactly that. It would be helpful to buy a month’s worth of disinfectant wipes that way you don’t have to make too many trips in one week. We know that your work life can occupy your time, but buying disinfectant wipes in advance can help you save time as well. 

Hand Sanitizer at Every Desk 

Even the slightest bit of contact can be enough to get you sick. In addition to investing in disinfectant wipes, it would be best to consider buying hand sanitizer for every employee, that way they can easily reach for the sanitizer and use it accordingly. This can also help encourage everyone to frequently disinfectant. 

Create a Designated Area for Eating 

Aside from the spread of germs, it can be easy to get the office dirty during lunchtime. Messes are inevitable, they happen! But they can be even easier to clean if it’s all in one place. This is the perfect time to reconsider the best place for your employees to take a break and eat. 

Hire a Cleaning Company 

Although quick wipedowns are perfect at the end of the day, your office deserves a deep clean every now and then. A professional hiring company is perfect when it comes to cleaning carpets, upholstery, and many other surfaces. It could also help your employees feel more comfortable coming back to work knowing that their office has been given the cleaning it deserves! 

Have Employees Report their Illnesses 

If your employees take days off, you should always ask them if they are sick. Of course, this is not to invade their privacy or much-needed time off, but asking can help keep all of your employees safe. By knowing what they are sick with and when they started to feel sick, you can ask your employees to stay home should any of them start to feel ill as well. 

Maintain Tidiness in Shared Areas 

Some desks are made to be shared by two or more people. While that is fine, you should stress the idea of staying clean, especially when your employees are in close contact with each other now. Getting sick can easily be prevented by ensuring hands are clean and washed regularly, and that disinfecting is done throughout the day. 

Dust Daily 

Dust can carry so many allergens and bacteria, which can also cause people to be sick. Dust can build up anywhere, so when you start to see dust building up, it is important that you and your employees make it a habit to dust as much as possible. 

Baron Chemical is Here to Help with Your Cleaning Goals! 

Baron Chemical has cleaning supplies that are made for both the home and workplace. If you plan on taking up all the work yourself, you can find everything you may need with Baron Chemical. You can contact us today to learn more about the cleaning supplies we carry! 

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