How To Help Employees Feel Safe Returning To The Workplace

  1. Occupant Limits: Enforcing occupant limits not only protects your facility throughout this drawn out process of reopening, but from an employee perspective also creates a safer and more comfortable environment to work in.
  2. Mask enforcement: While one of the pros of working remotely is working without a mask, to best protect your work environment from unwanted spread, masks should still be worn.
  3. Social Distancing practices: In line with all other proactive strategies, social distancing can be used throughout your facility to better protect your in-office employees.
  4. Temperature checks: Although fevers aren’t the only symptom of Covid-19, it is a comfort for your building occupant’s to know that everyone present has been checked for fever-like temperatures.
  5. Sanitizer and wipes easily accessible for your occupants: If you’re going to be reopening for in-office work, then you should also be equipped to provide your employees with sanitizer and wipes so that they can take care of themselves while on campus.
  1. Increased cleaning cadences: Gone are the days where a thorough cleaning plan was an afterthought. Building occupants expect for their working environments to be taken care of with an increased attention to detail. In our experience, that means increasing the cadence with which your facilities are cleaned.
  2. High Touch Point Assessment and focus: With increased foot traffic moving throughout your facilities, your cleaning team should be assessing which areas see the highest concentration of foot traffic. These High Touch Point areas should be one of the main focuses of your cleaning strategy.
  3. Atmospheric Disinfection: With the advent of atmospheric cleaning technology, it’s hard to ignore the impact of its effectiveness. We highly recommend for the implementation of some form of atmospheric disinfection in your cleaning strategy, hence why it has it’s own stand-alone point.
  4. Deploying a periodic deep cleaning program: Your day-to-day cleaning strategy shouldn’t be seen as an all-in-one solution. With how easily bacteria can spread throughout a facility, we are encouraging all of our customers to at the very least consider a periodic deep clean to better sanitize their working environments.
  5. Supplemental Services to in-house staff: The increased demand for cleaning services has put a strain on maintenance departments across the country. For that reason, considering supplemental services to assist your in-house staff is a viable and economical solution for your facilities needs.
  6. Quality Assurance Testing via ATP Testing: What good is a cleaning program if you’re not measuring its effectiveness. Your working environment should be adhering to rigorous ATP Testing standards to make sure that your building is actually meeting safe and clean standards.

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