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Your employees spend a lot of time in the workplace. Whether you manage a small office or a large industrial floor, it’s your responsibility to keep the working area as safe and healthy as possible. 

Not only is keeping employees healthy simply the right thing to do, but it’s also good for business. People are more productive when they are in good health and high spirits. 

Here are 5 tips to maintain a workplace that will keep your employees healthy:

Open Spaces

In recent years, the design of the workspace has changed from closed-off cubicles to more open, airy, and often collaborative spaces. 

This has become even more important since the pandemic. Designing the workplace with as much open space as possible allows workers to safely socially distance themselves while still being able to chat and work together if needed. 

Studies have shown that open-planned workspaces are better for employees’ mental health as well. It allows for the spread of natural lighting, which is also known to boost workplace morale.

Regular Cleaning

The most common types of workplace injuries are slips, trips, and falls. Unfortunately, many of these accidents could have been avoided if the workplace had been regularly cleaned.

Keeping the workplace free of clutter, trash, and other waste materials is essential for keeping your employees safe. This is especially important in the walkways or near machinery.

Work with your employees to encourage clean and healthy habits. You may also consider hiring the help of professional cleaners every so often. 

Fresh Paint

Old, nasty, and peeling paint is more than just an eyesore. It can slow your workers down, get in the way of machinery, or be inhaled. Even worse, old buildings may have paint that contains dangerous chemicals.

A fresh coat of paint is not only great for the aesthetic appeal of your business, but it can also keep your employees safe and healthy.

For example, you can paint machines and tripping hazards to make them easier to see. Microbicidal coatings are also available to kill bacteria on contact, keeping your employees safe from disease. 

Proper Ventilation

Another huge contributor to overall employee health is the ventilation system of your building. Employees working in close quarters and breathing in stale air all day are at high risk of spreading illness.

It is very important your employees have access to fresh air in the workplace. If you’re in an area with nice weather, you could open the windows, but most days you are going to want to rely on an effective ventilation system.

Routine Inspections

Regular inspections can be a bit of a hassle, but they are definitely worth it in the long run. The standards set by inspectors are put in place for a reason, and keeping up to date with them is the best way to keep your employees safe.

This is especially true if you work in food service or industrial buildings, but even office spaces should be regularly inspected for fire safety and other potential issues. 

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We have years of experience painting commercial and industrial spaces across Metro Detroit. We also offer our facility maintenance services if you need occasional paint refreshing on your walls, ceilings, and other fixtures. 

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