Hand Sanitizing Stations For Business
Businesses are opening once again. Has your workplace made the proper cleanliness and hygiene arrangements?
Of course, your employees want to protect themselves from disease, and they expect their organization will take proper precautions for their safety (in fact, organizations are obligated by law to do so).
By providing masks, gloves, and hand-sanitizing dispensers, your employees can return to the office comfortably and safely – and send the message out to your customers and clients that you are open for business.
A clean work environment promotes productivity and saves money
Sick employees and absenteeism can cost you money. According to a Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) study, workplace absenteeism costs American employers $225.8 billion annually.
Illnesses aren’t the cause of all absenteeism. But by promoting good hand hygiene at work, employers can reduce absenteeism by 20%.
Hand-sanitizing stations can prove to be a major aid in preventing the spread of disease, as 80% of common infections are spread by hands.
GermBot for increased productivity and employee welfare
The GermBot can act as an all-round hygiene station with its hands-free gel dispenser, multifold-towel dispenser, disinfectant wipe container, and other features.
By placing sanitizing stations at strategic locations, you can decrease employee absenteeism and increase productivity. The hygiene stations can be your first line of defence against infectious diseases.
Best places to keep the hand sanitizing stations
Whether you’re a small company with 30 workers or a large multinational with thousands of employees, you can place these hand-sanitizing stations at strategic locations to encourage their use.
Doorknobs and switches are hotbeds for microorganisms. In a study, Charles Gerba, an American microbiologist, found out that a single doorknob can infect 40-60% of office personnel within 2-4 hours. Thus, hand-sanitizing stations should be placed imperatively at all entries and exits.
Employees frequently come into contact with each other in a variety of ways. Documents and stationery exchange multiple hands, the buttons on the coffee dispenser are pressed by dozens or scores of different people, and multiple groups have meetings in the same room.
Thus, to get the most out of sanitizing stations, you should place them in high-traffic areas such as:
- Meeting rooms
- Common area
- Working room
- Near the tea/coffee and water dispensers
WHO recommends it
It takes only one employee affected by a virus to spread to the whole office and require the workplace to close again. The WHO has established guidelines that employers can follow to restrict the spread of the virus. The guidelines start with simple instructions such as:
- Keeping the surfaces clean with a disinfectant spray
- Promotion of regular and thorough hand washing
- Putting hand-sanitizing dispensers in prominent places.
Having hand-sanitizing stations can reduce absenteeism, save costs, and restrict the spread of disease. The effectiveness of these hygiene stations is unquestionable. Even the WHO recommends them. If you’re ready to invest in your employees' safety, you can buy the GermBot hand- sanitizing station here.
- Science Daily