With the danger of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases rising by the day, it is important that company owners, facility managers and HR divisions take reasonable action at the workplace to keep the workers safe and secure with remediation of infectious diseases. There is still a lot unknown about the COVID-19 virus so far, but there is a lot we know about, based on past experience with related coronaviruses.
Take Steps to Protect Yourself and Your Employees from Coronavirus
Encourage Sick Employees to Stay Home
The first tip is very straightforward: any employee showing signs of sickness SHOULD NOT get into work. When they have some signs of acute respiratory distress, positively advise the workers to stay home. They should not come in until they have absolutely no fever or other signs of illness for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or symptom-altering medication.
Perform Routine Infectious Disease Remediation
Now let’s talk about routine cleaning throughout your building. Everything in your workplace should always be kept clean and sanitary, but 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 Commercial Cleaning Corporation, we use state-of-the-art electrostatic disinfectant equipment along with traditional cleaning methods to provide a comprehensive and effective cleaning solution for any type of facility. 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.
Advise Employees to Take Steps Before Traveling
If your workers are traveling outside the U.S., check the Health page of CDC Traveler for news, alerts, advice and suggestions for what country that your team will visit. Additionally, if any workers show any symptoms of acute respiratory disease, they will alert their boss. When there is some sign that an employee is ill, then they will not be flying!
Don’t Overuse Facemasks
The CDC DOES NOT recommend that healthy people wear facemasks to defend against respiratory diseases. Facemasks should be worn by those who show COVID-19 symptoms to help prevent disease transmission to others. They will also be worn by health professionals and carers who are treating patients in close proximity.
COVID-19 Safety Doesn’t Stop There
In the COVID-19 outbreak, you have completely told your staff about your occupational safety processes and procedures. We understand their role in ensuring a safe workplace and to the best of their abilities are doing their part. What happens next? With so many people under one roof, maintenance of a safe and sanitary workplace can be nearly impossible without support. Let Outstanding Cleaning Inc. keep your office, industrial facility, health care center, or other commercial property clean and germ free. To get started today contact us.