Research has shown that employees value one thing in particular at the workplace: cleanliness and hygiene.
Hygiene and cleanliness are important. It is the responsibility of an employee to use the toilet facilities, showers, changing rooms and other facilities adequately.
To ensure a high level of hygiene at the workplace, observe the following points:
– Hands that are frequently in contact with chemicals should be washed frequently.
– Shower every day.
– Your work clothes and work shoes should be of high quality.
– You should at least have your own towel.
– Protective masks, goggles and gloves should be cleaned regularly.
– Managers should also check the cleanliness and the level of hygiene.
– Disinfectants should be used daily.
Health risks can be divided into 4 categories:
A) Chemical hazards
These can invade the body and be toxic or at least cause irritation. Gases, vapours, liquids, residues, dust or even a mixture of these can endanger your health.
B) Biological hazards
Microbiological hazards are caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, moulds and other protozoa. From a macrobiological point of view, such dangers can arise from insects, parasites (blackheads), plants and even animals.
C) Environmental influences caused by the working environment
These include exposure to noise, vibrations, light, heat, etc., caused by the work situation or the environment.
D) Other stress factors
– Physically monotonous work, such as repetitive movements, lifting heavy things, unusual or static postures, fatigue and other extreme factors that the body has to endure are summarized here.
– Psychological stress factors such as monotony and extreme stress are also included.