While many of us often see signs in restaurant restrooms stating that ‘employees must wash hands before returning to work,’ these signs are less frequently seen in corporate settings. With this, an alarming amount of office employees are recognized by their coworkers leaving the restroom without washing their hands. A recent survey by Bradley Corporation highlights the unsettling 56 percent of employees who have noticed a co-worker leaving the restroom without cleaning their hands afterward. Although cleanliness is emphasized in the food industry where workers use their hands to prepare food, hand sanitation is just as crucial in corporate settings for a variety of reasons. If you are striving for improved cleanliness in your office, consider the many reasons why washing up is just as essential in your workplace.
Spreading Germs Through Handshakes
Handshakes are among one of the most significant threats to health in the workplace, as the spread of germs can thrive in this common corporate greeting. Because so many office workers shake hands with co-workers and prospective clients or business partners throughout the day, clean hands are essential for preventing illness. If the time has you in a pinch, hand sanitizer is just as useful for quickly removing germs from your hands on-the-go.
Germs Thrive on Shared Surfaces
From shared desktops to break room counters, bacteria is everywhere in your office beyond your restroom. With so many communal spaces and shared surfaces in your office, washing your hands is a crucial step towards keeping these surfaces clean. Additionally, these surfaces should also be sanitized regularly with professional sanitation services to prevent them from multiplying and evolving into severe illnesses over time.
Professional Sanitation Services Can Save Your Workplace
While we can’t make everyone in your office wash their hands, we can ensure that your employees have the resources necessary to keep clean throughout the day. In addition to professionally sanitizing your restroom surfaces, from toilets to faucet handles and countertops, we will also provide your restroom supplies such as hand sanitizer, soap, and paper towels to ensure that your restroom is equipt for better hygiene practices in your company.
Keep Germs Out of Your Business with Enviro-Master
Enviro-Master is the expert in the Mid-Atlantic area – get a free restroom evaluation. Owner Neil Middleton is determined to promote great restroom hygiene. Enviro-Master Services has been listed as one of the Top 50 New Franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine. Now servicing DC, Maryland, and Virginia. We kill the germs that kill your business. Call the Germbusters!
If you’re looking for a solution to your dirty, nasty, odor filled-restrooms, contact us, 443-472-2748. We look forward to hearing from you. Make sure you follow us on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and Twitter for more information and updates from Enviro-Master of Mid-Atlantic.