We believe that our daily habits should reduce the risks to others. Our company has taken into the consideration the safety of our staff as well as the companies and people that we work with. So, we were astonished as to why other janitorial services don't do the same.
Last week we were in an upscale office building to clean the carpets for a company that has their regular janitorial service provided by their leasing company. (More than likely a large chain of corporate cleaning services) While we were there, two very young men entered the building without a face mask or gloves. They proceeded to pick up the trash only and were ready to leave. They did not clean the restrooms or lunchroom, sanitize any surfaces or even clean any of the glass in the office. When we asked of they intended to do it, so we could stay out of their way. They replied that "someone else would take care of it". Which according to the office staff would be them if they wanted it done.,
These men should have been wearing appropriate face masks and gloves for cleaning and disinfecting. They were at an increased risk for being exposed to the virus, as well as spreading it from office to office as they went along their cleaning route.
If you oversee a workplace, you should take into consideration how to reduce the risk for exposure. Make sure your janitorial service is following a cleaning routine that uses the CDC guidelines in their disinfection practices. Consider using local services for a more personal approach with a company that is readily available for questions or requests. Continue routine cleaning and disinfecting of all high touch areas. Maintain your safe daily habits in order to reduce your risk.
As the state of Arizona is set to start re-opening some of our businesses that have been closed, I am quite surprised to still find most sanitizing and cleaning products are still in very short supply. We only go out for products once a week to keep our exposure to others to a minimum, and we have been lucky to find what we needed. On our shopping trip this week, we found that the store we went to was completely out of toilet paper again. Luckily, before this all started we had a supply of these cleaning products and have been able to replace some of them as needed. Please continue to wash your hands properly and think about your safety as well as the safety of others.