A clean workplace can promote productivity, satisfaction and a stronger culture among employees. However, one unclean hand can undermine all of this in just a few days.
A recent study uncovered the impact of hand hygiene on employee absenteeism— researchers found that a standard office desk harbors 10 million bacteria, 400 times the amount of germs than a toilet seat. After testing 4,800 surfaces in office buildings, researchers found that the dirtiest surfaces include: keyboards, refrigerator doors, microwaves, and sink-faucets.
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Earlier this month, seven Kansas Department of Revenue employees were placed on administrative leave after a bed bug infestation was discovered in one of their office buildings. All employees were even required to inspect their homes for bedbugs before returning to work.
Believe it or not, pest infestations in the workplace are more common than you think. In fact, this year in the Central US, 87.1 percent of companies saw an increase in bed bug activity. Continue reading Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Tactics for the Workplace
U.S. Standard Products is proud to offer a full line of environmentally friendly cleaning products for the industrial and janitorial industries. Wondering what makes these products more “green” than their traditional counterparts? We’ll give you a hint: it’s not the color! In this blog, we’ll explore what these eco-friendly products are all about and take a look at the benefits of using them. Continue reading Cleaning Shouldn’t be Toxic: Go Green with U.S. Standard Products
Did you know that in most states across the country, the owner of the building is responsible for the safety of the people who use their parking lot AND sidewalks? It’s a potential legal and financial liability that’s important to address. Not to mention the productivity that’s lost if one of your key staff members suffers a slip and fall that takes them off duty for a few weeks (or months!)
Here are a few things you, as a property owner, should do to make sure you’re ready when the snow and ice start to fall. Continue reading Five Ways to Amp Up Sidewalk Safety This Winter