How can I keep my employees healthy and happy?

By: Curtis Wall

Published for Smithfield, Utah (Area-Info.net Dec. 10, 2014)

Germs are getting more potent every year, which means more sick days, longer recovery times and less productive employees. Taking preventative measures to keep germs from spreading can go a long way in maintaining office wellness and keeping your business on track. A healthier office is a happier office!

ANTIBACTERIAL PRODUCTS

Runny nose, sneezing, and sore throat are obvious signs that an employee isn’t feeling well and maybe contagious. Keep disinfectant wipes, sprays, and hand sanitizers handy to reduce the risk of spreading germs.

Air purifiers provide better air circulation and remove airborne germ and virus particles. There’s even an anti-viral facial tissue available that kills 99.9% of cold and flu viruses.

ANTIMICROBIAL OFFICE SUPPLIES

What is antimicrobial anyway? For office products it involves incorporating specific agents such as Microban in their manufacturing. These agents inhibit the reproduction of microbes, preventing them from setting up shop on surfaces. Many shared use items are available with antimicrobial protection: keyboards and mice, staplers, folders, binders, envelopes, pens, floor mats and more!

TOUCHLESS TECHNOLOGY

With touchless technology, avoiding nasty germs has never been easier. Touchless faucets, soap, towel, and bath tissue dispensers, as well as hand drying and door systems help fight the spread of germs.

Touchless faucet

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

First aid kits, over-the-counter remedies and diagnostic equipment are important to keep on hand and easily accessible. Our Healthcare & Medical section is filled with first aid and exam room supplies, personal and wound care products, cleaners, equipment and so much more.