It takes a lot of effort to maximize the safety levels of your workplace. Safety goes well beyond having the right protective gear. There are also certain best practices your building should be following to lower the chances of getting infected with various diseases. One of the biggest overlooked problems is surface contamination. This comes in many varieties and can present all kinds of threats to your workers and the building itself.
You need to monitor and address surface contamination all throughout your building to keep health risks as low as possible, and every employee in the building has to work together to keep everything sanitary. Here are best practices for lowering surface contamination in your facility.
Leaks Can Result in Surface Contamination
If your business uses many machines, there’s a chance that they will start leaking. Leaks don’t threaten the machines themselves, per se, but the fluid leaking from them can result in surface contamination for different areas of your facility. Whether it’s grease, oil, or some different lubricant, all of them cause a serious mess, and they can present various risks to people around your facility.
For this reason, we recommend you address these leaks immediately. It might not feel necessary for a piece of machinery, but it’s important for stopping surface contamination from happening.
Collect Dust in the Area
There are many work environments that produce an abundance of dust. What can end up happening is that dust accumulates on different surfaces of your building after the dust goes airborne.
To address this problem, use a vacuum to gather all of the dust. This not only makes your building cleaner but also minimizes respiratory concerns for your employees or anyone else who enters your facility.
Fight Contamination With Cleaning Products
In many instances, people will look at a tiny mess and try to get rid of it by using a napkin or paper towel. We’re not saying this doesn’t help, but it doesn’t completely solve the problem. What this actually does is help spread the mess around, which defeats the purpose of cleaning the area in the first place. Instead of using what is in immediate proximity to you, take the extra time you need to get the right cleaning products for the job.
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