Corporations invest millions of dollars every year in employee wellness programs.  Employers offer incentives to employees to lose weight and exercise.  Companies are giving their employees pedometers and gift cards for walking so many steps. The goal of these programs is to reduce health care costs and absenteeism.  If employees are sick less, productivity increases too!  Another way to keep employees healthy is to make sure they are working in a clean environment.  Work areas, restrooms, break areas are all places that germs lurk.  How does your employer make a decision on who cleans the building?  Most of the time, the decision is made on price, unfortunately.

Cleaning specifications are based on scope of work and frequency.  When companies need to cut costs, they usually reduce the number of times the building is cleaned.  This choice fails to recognize the value of each cleaning and what it does to help prevent the spread of germs in the workplace.  This is counterproductive to having employee wellness programs.  Wellness is well rounded and should be focused on limiting the amount of contaminants employees come in contact with daily, along with focused programs promoting diet and exercise. Cleaning companies are the first line of defense in preventing the spread of germs in the workplace.  Image Cleaning uses hospital grade products that prevent germs like MRSA, HIV, and Salmonella from spreading.

, “For Americans to truly be healthier they must live, work and play in environments that promote healthy choices and behaviors.” Dr. Richard Besser stated this during the MRSA and Swine Flu outbreak in 2008-2009.  He was the Director of the CDC’s Coordinating Office for Terrorist Preparedness and Emergency Response at the time.  It’s crucial that companies understand that cleaning is a lot more than appearance and perception.  Although these things are important, a clean building provides much more when it comes to the health of employees.

If you have any questions about your building and how Image Cleaning can help you keep your building and employees healthy, call us today at 513-404-7579.

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