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Eco-Friendly Sanitization Tips for Offices During Flu Season


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1/9/2013
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Flu season seems to plague offices around the country. According to the National Institute of Health, five to twenty percent of Americans get the flu each year.

In offices, illness is passed from one employee to the other with ease because of the close proximity in an enclosed environment. This can have a direct impact on your business’s bottom line, as well as on the overall well-being of your employees.

To help, many businesses are turning to green cleaning solutions for their office. By using all-natural cleaning products and equipment that promotes better air quality and more sanitary workspaces, your office can lower the risk of infection among employees.

You can also help. Here are a few tips for your office to prevent the spread of germs and keep your employees healthier this flu season.

  • Encourage hand washing. By hanging friendly reminders and making a public statement about the importance of hand washing, you can encourage this behavior from your employees. This can help stop the spread of germs when colleagues and customers shake hands.
  • Keep the common areas clean. Regular cleaning of the kitchen, break rooms, bathrooms, and office equipment can help to keep surfaces sanitary and reduce the likelihood of germs being spread from one person to another. To help, employees should be advised to always clean up after themselves in the common areas.
  • Avoid sharing common items. Sharing items—such as mugs, cups, pens, and staplers—can also lead to the spread of germs. Because these items are not always sanitized after each use, employees can share more than just the item itself: they can also share their illness.
  • Use green cleaning equipment. Environmentally friendly cleaning goes beyond the solutions that are used. With green cleaning products, such as microfiber dishcloths instead of sponges, offices can avoid using materials that are a breeding ground for germs and keep their space more sanitary.

As flu season approaches, ECOMAIDS encourages you to go green and go sanitary so that you can maintain a healthy workplace without the risk of illness-causing germs infesting your office space, making your employees sick.



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