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Tips for a Productive Workplace

Tips for a Productive Workplace

Employees spend more time at work these days than they do at home. Our workplace can have an effect on employee health. From hazards to ergonomic set up to bacteria in the break room, illnesses and injuries can cost a business’ bottom line.

Hughes, Commercial Packaging Solutions and Janitorial Supplies

Healthier employees are less likely to call in sick or use vacation time due to illness; companies that support workplace health have a greater percentage of employees at work every day (boosting productivity)! According to the CDC, workplace health programs can reduce presenteeism — the measurable extent to which health symptoms, conditions, and diseases adversely affect the work productivity of individuals who choose to remain at work.

Benefits of a healthy workplace for employers:

  • Improved productivity
  • Reduced absenteeism
  • Decreased presenteeism (attending work when sick)
  • Decreased cost of workers’ compensation
  • Improved staff morale and motivation
  • Improved attraction/retention of employees
  • Increased ROI

Benefits of a healthy workplace for employees:

  • Increase in physical health awareness
  • Increase in mental wellbeing
  • Improved morale, job satisfaction and motivation
  • Improved opportunities for a healthier lifestyle both in and outside the workplace

Stock Up on Cleaning Supplies

Keep your cleaning supplies stocked to maintain a healthy and productive workplace.

  1. Remove Hidden Hazards
    Green cleaning is not just beneficial to our environment outside but also the work space inside as well. Hughes carries more than 70 green products that are proven to work, priced competitively, and most importantly, safe for people and the environment! Hughes Enterprises has partnered with Enviro-Solutions to offer more ways to make Green not only work but be rewarding for you as well.
  2. Reduce Slippery Surfaces to Avoid Falls
    According to the U.S. Department of Labor, slips, trips and falls make up the majority of general industry accidents, which account for about 25 percent of all reported injury claims per fiscal year and more than 95 million lost work days per year – about 65 percent of all work days lost Slip and fall accidents are preventable; Hughes stocks a number of janitorial supplies to help reduce these incidences including: brooms, brushes, floor mats, mops, vacuum machines, rags, squeegees, snow and ice melt and more.
  3. Encourage Hand Washing
    It is recommended to wash your hands a lot, especially when you get to work, before you leave the office, before you eat and after shaking hands. And dry them, too; germs glom onto wet hands more easily than onto dry ones. Maybe you’ve heard that an office desk can have 400x more bacteria than a toilet seat? Keep surfaces germ-free with sub-surface disinfectors and cleaners. In addition, specific wash room cleaners, such as acidulated shower cleaners, soap film and calcium removers and whirlpool bowl and urinal cleaners are also available to make your work environment as clean as possible.
  4. Tend to Minor Injuries
    Keep your first aid kit handy. Even small wounds can become infected, which can lead to a more serious problem such as an infection (and lost productivity).

Healthy Workplace with Hughes

A healthy workplace can enhance productivity. A thorough cleaning will not only improve the appearance of your facility, but it can also enhance overall health as well. Order and buy your facility’s Janitorial Supplies from Hughes. For help with ordering janitorial supplies contact a Hughes sales representative for assistance.