Cleaning for health sometimes referred to as green cleaning, is an alternative approach to facilities maintenance and janitorial services which focuses on the use of safer cleaning products, and scientifically advanced equipment to reduce the exposure to toxic chemicals and natural resource waste.
As the flu season ramps up, facilities managers and custodial staff are increasing the frequency of cleaning activities to combat the challenges of the, often deadly, influenza virus.
Increasing Cleaning & Disinfection Services to Combat Rising Instances of the Flu
Over the last few weeks, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported a sharp spike in confirmed cases of influenza, as well as widespread rates of infection across 48 states.
Several studies have linked the cleanliness of the workplace to improved occupant health and increased productivity.
Your Work Environment and Your Health
From first impressions to employee health and morale--cleaner offices translate into increased profit margins for businesses, and better grades for students.
Statistically speaking, your office desk and everything on it is teaming with more germs and bacteria per square inch than the office toilet seat, underscoring the importance of regular cleaning and hand hygiene.
Your Office Desk Could Be Dangerous
Before we begin, it's important to keep a few well-documented facts in mind:
Germs are everywhere.