We’ve all heard of “sick-buildings” and countless other terms to describe a workplace detrimental to your health. We spend upwards of 40 hours a week in our offices, surrounded by coworkers. For this reason, the health of our workplaces should be at the top of executives’ priorities. Afterall, happy and healthy employees lead to higher productivity rates and successful projects. During the last few months, the world is paying attention to the air we breathe more than ever. Here’s what we can do:
Implement Clean Air Management
The best solution to providing a healthy environment is to implement a clean air solution. Portable air filtration units such as the i2M TRI-KLEEN™ 500UV are a prime example of this. With 3 fan speeds and intuitive touch-controls, your space can be cleaned in under 20 minutes providing your employees with clean, breathable air.
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Air filtration units provide a simple, yet effective, solution to cleaning the air in working environments such as conference rooms, cubicle workspaces, examination rooms, and more. You can move these from room to room as needed and strategically place them in high-impact, high-risk areas. Your employees can physically see units as they move about the office, leaving them with peace of mind and confidence they can complete their work safely.
Intelligent systems that monitor air quality in real time and provide feedback to your personal devices are an exceptional addition to this machine. Solutions from qlair, a Raleigh start-up and sister company under the MANN+HUMMEL Group, are easy to implement around your building. Air quality sensors monitor your space continuously and provide actionable insights for business use. Strategically placed, facility management can identify trends in air quality based on location and activity. The best use of these systems is in conjunction with each other. You must understand your air quality to know how to place your filtration units and need the filtration units to achieve your desired environment.
Redesign of Office Space
This is a big one. You’ve probably heard talk about this for the past few months about the need for new office layouts in order to achieve a safer work environment. As work environments continue to change, it’s important to always consider the safety of your employees. In today’s time, we prefer open layouts with shared workspaces and collaboration areas. This has been incredibly impactful for our team projects, idea generation, and overall productivity.
However, spaces like this also pose the greatest threat to the health of employees. New layouts are constantly debated and improved on in the research world to provide companies the best productivity, while also maintaining a safe distance from others.
This cuts down on sick days, and the spread of germs, viruses, and bacteria, leaving you with clean air to get things done.
Lastly, the best way to create clean air in the workplace is to not bring “bad air” in! You’ve heard it time and time again, if you’ve had a cold or symptoms of another illness, it’s best to stay home. Working from home has started to become a great solution for times when you’re feeling less than optimal.
When you do go back to work, make sure to cover your coughs/sneezes, and don’t touch your face. It’s smart to keep hand sanitizer or cleaning wipes handy to periodically disinfect workspaces as well.
Most importantly, don’t forget to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds using warm water and appropriate soap.
Keeping yourself healthy not only benefits you, but can help your business achieve their goals.
We’re here to help you achieve clean air in the workplace, providing you with simple, fast, and effective solutions since 2015.
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