How Dust and Debris Affect Your Employees and Work Space

January 31st, 2014 General

There are a number of ways that dust and debris affect employees and their work space. Of course, these hazards can vary, depending on the industry the work space is involved with. Nonetheless, it is important to keep a workplace tidy to keep employees healthy and business thriving.

Dust: Airborne dust in the workplace can cause or worsen severe respiratory problems. These health issues can range from pneumonia to a more severe problem like lung cancer. In some cases, settled dust on work surfaces can also cause problems with a company’s products. Goods can be damaged or contaminated, making them unable to sell and an overall loss for a company. Dust in the workplace can also create a hazard to fires, or explosions in some cases.

Taking defensive measures can help a company avoid these problems with dust in the workplace and prevent high costs to a company and its employees. Maintaining a work space clear of dust will preserve the health of employees and allow a business to thrive.

Debris: In the workplace, debris can cause major obstacles to employees and lessen the productivity of a company. It is important to maintain clear traffic ways, including hallways and walkways. Ensure that boxes or storage bins are kept out of the way. Trash should be thrown away in proper receptacles, and leaks and spills should be cleaned up as they happen. Taking these precautions will help prevent slips and falls, keeping employers safe.

A clutter free workplace is a productive workplace. Remember to keep desks clear of trash and other clutter to allow less distraction and more productivity. Light cleaning and organizing during a work day will help maintain a clean and effective environment for employees. Communication with employees is also important in order to keep track of obstacles in the workplace.

Dust and debris affect employees and work spaces in a negative way. These problems can be easily avoided, allowing for healthy employees a productive work environment.

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