Throughout any workday, employees use their hands to shake hands, prepare food, open doors, and so much more. All of these activities expose your hands to many harmful germs and bacteria. Illness is linked to substantial productivity loss, costing employers billions of dollars annually. With the recent outbreak of the infectious Coronavirus (COVID-19), essential businesses that are still open must prioritize their employees’ health. One of the greatest ways to keep everybody healthy is by placing hand sanitizer all around your business or place of work. By making hand sanitizer widely available in high traffic areas, you can encourage employees, as well as customers, to improve their hand hygiene and make the workplace a healthier environment. Here is why it is so essential to place hand sanitizer around the workplace during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Key Spots for Hand Sanitizer
Organizations that encourage consistent use of hand sanitizers tend to have more healthy workers. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer, which is available at H.C. Walterhoefer, is one of the most effective forms of sanitizers to use. Some of the best spots to place hand sanitizer would be entrances and exits. One doorknob could potentially be the cause of the spread of Coronavirus in the workplace. It is usually of the most touched items in any workplace, so make sure to place some hand sanitizer stations near each door. Some other spots to consider placing hand sanitizer stations would be cafeterias, break rooms and counters. If you work within the food industry, these are all high-contact areas where there is plenty of traffic. If your employees aren’t wearing gloves (which they should be now), make sure to leave some hand sanitizer around any carry-out counters or spots where food is being prepared.
Encouraging Good Hygiene
While having wall-mounted hand sanitizing stations and other cleaning supplies nearby your workplace, it is still important to encourage good hygiene and sanitation with your employees. Provide them with posters, newsletters, and additional information near dispensers with reminders to clean their hands often. Some other helpful information, like how to properly use and apply hand sanitizer, would also be smart to post around the workplace.
As mentioned before, H.C. Walterhoefer has hand sanitizer, as well as other cleaning supplies, so come in today!
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