Employees are the lifeline of any company, so having a healthy workforce is a top priority for many companies. When employees are in a healthy and safe work environment, they are more productive and more efficient, which can benefit them and their employers. Companies have a variety of ways they can promote and protect employee health, and today's Aegis blog post looks at how commercial property maintenance can help accomplish that goal.
Thorough Cleaning and Sanitation Services
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed how many businesses operate on a daily basis, highlighting the importance of having a clean and sanitized workplace. Prior to Covid, an office cleaning just meant emptying trash cans and cleaning restrooms. Now, it's important to have common areas cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis, such as door handles, desks, stairwell railings, elevator buttons, security keypads, and anything else that's touched on a daily basis. These steps can help stop the spread of germs in the workplace and reduce employee illness.
HVAC and Duct Maintenance
Companies can also make strides in protecting employee health by ensuring that HVAC systems are fully functional and properly maintained. Air ducts should be cleaned on a regular basis, and air filtration systems should be maintained as well. These steps can reduce allergens in the air, and also help promote good air circulation throughout the workplace. HVAC and duct maintenance is a worthwhile investment for companies that want to keep their workforce healthy.
Safe Outdoor Spaces
Finally, companies should provide access to safe and comfortable outdoor spaces whenever possible to promote employee health. Taking a short break outside can offer a boost to the immune system, and can be an encouragement to stressed employees in need of a peaceful place to relax for a bit. In addition, outdoor spaces should be safe and well-lit so employees don't trip or fall while on the property.
While companies can't fully prevent employees from getting sick on the job, there are steps they can take to protect employees. These additional steps can go a long way in keeping employees healthy, reducing employee illness and injuries, and company downtime. Aegis Insurance & Financial Services is proud to partner with companies of all industries to ensure they have the protection they need when disaster strikes. We offer a full line of reliable, top quality Commercial Insurance at competitive rates. For more information, contact our Aegis office at 713-850-7622 or fill out our online form to request a free quote!