People suddenly start worrying about hand-washing and cleaning their work areas right before flu season starts.
Yet we pass around colds and all kinds of bacteria all year long – especially those who don’t wash their hands after they use the restroom.
Kimberly-Clark Professional and BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) have recognized companies for creative germ-killing ideas.
Your team may find some of these ideas useful:
Germs stopped in their tracks
• Praxair spends time and money on reducing the spread of the flu and other viruses. It sends e-mails and hangs posters reminding people to wash their hands. The company also provides free flu shots on-site. And it hands out personal hand sanitizers, boxes of tissues, disinfecting wipes and bacteria-killing sprays that people can use in their work stations. Kimberly-Clark awarded the company $25,000, which it spent on no-touch soap, towel and heated air dispensers in its restrooms.
• Paramenter Realty provides hand sanitizer dispensers in its elevator lobbies and automatic tissue dispensers inside restrooms – two high-traffic areas for germs.
• The Cherokee Boys Club encourages youngsters to only use their own pens or pencils to write with. Ever notice how many people twirl and chew on their pens?
• Nufarm Americas, Inc., installed an anti-bacterial foam dispenser next to its time clock.
• Corporate One Federal Credit Union bought plastic sneeze guard covers for food served at meetings. It also wraps food until it’s time to eat – no more containers sitting out in the open.
• GBRA Regional Lab provides isopropyl alcohol wipes for workers to wipe down their phones, computer mouses, etc., before they leave work.