As states around the county gear up to reopen, many offices and business owners are scrambling to ensure the necessary provisions for their returning employees. Offices and companies that have stood idol—some with employees working from home—for months are now coming alive with the bustle of business. There are many logistical challenges to reopening business places—from placing hand sanitizers around and distancing the seating arrangement to offering routine check-ups—that need to be in place.
“Pandemic-proofing” workspaces involves various measures, but one of the easiest and most cost-effective is placing hand sanitizers around the space. Washing our hands frequently is a necessity to keep COVID-19 at bay, but it isn’t possible when people are working from 9-to-5. Thus, hand sanitizers are the next best alternative.
These are our top 4 picks for places to keep hand sanitizer in the office:
Entrances and exits
To make sure no employee ends up bringing the virus with them to the workplace, placing hand sanitizers near all entrances and exits is a good idea. Doorknobs and handles are hotbeds of disease and germs, making them the most likely places to spread widespread illness in the workplace.
Along with frequent infection of the light switches and doorknobs, placing hand sanitizers around them will make an impact in curbing the spread of COVID-19.
On employee desks
When people come into the office, they bring their bags and personal belongings with them from home. This is where the most transfer points are since people spend a lot of time at their desks, often forgetfully touching their faces. It’s not uncommon for people to sneeze or cough while they’re at their desk, so placing a hand hygiene item near their desk makes the most sense.
Individual hand sanitizers on each employee’s desk ensure they’re regularly sanitizing their hands and keeping sickness at bay.
In the cafeteria
This is where employees often congregate for a cup of coffee every morning or sit together to have lunch. While you may limit group sizes in the cafeteria, how can you control cleanliness when people are eating food?
Keeping your hands clean is essential to preventing coronavirus and hand sanitizers can rid employees of germ-ridden hands before they start eating.
In the restroom
A recent poll revealed that four in ten Americans don’t always use soap to wash their hands after they’ve been to the restroom. These astonishing numbers are doubly surprising given our current circumstances and the need for regular and thorough hand washing.
While all employees should wash their hands with soap and water when its readily available in the restroom, having hand sanitizer near the sink and exit ensures they don’t leave without at least sanitizing their hands. This ensures no sickness or disease spreads from the most-visited space in the office to others.
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