3 Tips to Encourage Employee Handwashing

As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be felt across the country, more and more business owners are taking steps to help keep their employees safer. One of the most effective ways to fight back against COVID-19 is to wash your hands regularly. Unfortunately, if your essential business is still up and running during this hectic time, increased workloads can make it difficult to remember to wash up regularly.
At Minch’s cleaning company in Bucks County, we understand that handwashing and maintaining a hygienic environment are both crucial elements when it comes to employee safety. Business owners and managers should use these three essential handwashing tips to help keep employees safer on the job.

  • Hold a seminar on the importance of handwashing. Some employees might not understand just how important workplace hygiene is or that they only need to wash their hands after using the restroom. Hold a seminar or send out an email explaining that employees should be washing their hands throughout the day.
  • Keep hygiene supplies readily available. Consistently restocking soap and paper towels will encourage employees to take their hygiene seriously. Encourage employees to alert management when they notice that a restroom needs to be cleaned or restocked.
  • Pass out hand sanitizer. In some workplaces, employees cannot regularly leave their station in order to wash their hands. Passing out bottles of hand sanitizer and encouraging employees to use them on a regular basis will help prevent the spread of germs while also keeping employees completely on-task throughout the day.

Need a little help keeping your business clean during this time? Minch is one of the most trusted commercial cleaning companies in PA — and we’re standing by to help keep your business shining this season. Give our team a call today to learn more and get started.