The global entertainment giant Live Nation has an incredible goal of having zero waste in 20 of their 50 ampitheaters across the US by 2020.
A waste management study helped the company realize that their negative impact on the planet was unnecessary and significant. Currently six venues are managing and reducing waste.
Live Nation has dedicated staff who are responsible for coordinating sustainability efforts. These staffers work with vendors to make sure all food service ware is re-usable, compostable, or recyclable. They also work post-show, making sure all waste is sorted properly.
This is an excellent example of corporate responsibility.
THANK YOU LIVE NATION!!
In Japan, cleaning is meditation. According to Shoukei Matsumoto, presiding monk in Tokyo's Komyoji Temple, cleaning is the art of cultivating the mind, not just removing dirt. In Zen practice, cleaning is a greater part of a monk's training then meditation. This is because "cleaning is as important as drinking water and eating food. It is part of life".
The Indian mystic Osho (1931-1990) has said "Work and relaxation are not contradictory...the more you put yourself into work the deeper you can go into relaxation. Work is valuable. It will bring humbleness and silence. People should feel that their work is something very special, and whatever work they do is respectable. "
Clean facilities are not just a cost. They generate revenue!
When it comes to restaurants, studies show that customers prefer cleanliness over value, speed, convenience or variety. While many patrons can forgive an "off night" in the kitchen, or occasional poor service, a dirty business is often a book judged by its cover. If a restroom or booth is grimy or dirty, it isn't hard to imagine what the kitchen must look like!
Cleanliness is the most important element in retail businesses as well. When deciding where to shop, customers rank a clean building over lighting, temperature, ambiance, and special events. Customers are more likely to return to a clean environment.
94% of people are likely to avoid a business in the future if they encounter a dirty restrooms.
A Clean Facility Impacts the Bottom Line!
The dust that gathers inside your home on your shelves, pictures, and furniture has nothing to do with poor housekeeping. Dust is a naturally occurring and consistently gathering mass of particles that come from human and animal skin, textile fibers, soil and pollen. Dust also harbors dust mites, which are tiny arachnids whose presence in a living space is frequently linked with asthma. It is important not to let dust get out of control, both for health and peace of mind reasons.
Some homes and buildings truly are dustier than others. There are a few reasons for this, including:
Reach out to Oso Clean to help you keep your dust under control!
There are many ways to survive those nasty cold bugs, but this is what I do to get through:
Stay healthy this season!
Stay healthy this season!
Do you know how the common cold and influenza are spread? Usually, these illnesses are passed through infectious droplets that are produced when people cough, sneeze, or even talk. The comparatively large infectious droplets are carried via relatively small sprays (aerosols) through the air and come into contact with other people. These droplets can only travel a short range, so infected people should remain at least 6’ away from others when possible.
The cold and flu are also spread when infected people touch objects like doorknobs, elevator buttons, handrails, and other frequently touched surfaces. These surfaces are then contaminated with viruses and may infect another person who touches the same object and then transfers the infected material from the hands to the eyes, nose or mouth. This is why it is crucial to clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces effectively and often.
Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces in your home and office significantly decreases the number of germs and viruses on those surfaces, effectively reducing the risk and transmission of the cold and flu from person to person. Routine cleaning removes the soil and dirt that harbors the germs, while disinfecting kills the remaining environmental pathogens.
Reach out to Oso Clean to find out more about keeping a healthy indoor environment at your home and office by instituting a regular and effective cleaning program.
Increasingly, companies are integrating a more holistic approach to defend employee and building occupant health against cold and flu viruses through effective cleaning methods and encouraging proper hand hygiene. It has been proven that comparatively small investments in cleaning systems and hygiene education produce exponential gains in profits and productivity.
Colds, flu, tummy bugs, and illnesses such as these are the most common reason for employee absences. Sickness can quickly and easily spread across a school or workplace resulting in significant absenteeism, resulting in potentially huge costs to businesses. In the US alone, the average number of sick days per employee per year is 7.7 days. This health-related lost productive time (LPT) equates to $225.8 billion per year in losses to employers. Additionally, sick time is unplanned and negatively affects the business as a whole by decreasing overall the production/output rate up to 54% as well as up to a 39% drop in sales and customer service.
Every year in the US, the common flu is the cause for 3.1 million hospitalized days and 31.4 million outpatient visits, accounting for the lost productivity of the patients (not to mention how awful it is to have the flu!). Further, the estimated total annual economic burden in the US imposed by the flu is close to $87 billion, of which $16 billion is lost productivity and earnings and the remaining $10 billion is spent on direct medical costs associated with influenza alone.
The common cold is probably the most common illness shared among human beings. Adults have an average of 2-3 colds every year resulting in an estimated cost of lost productivity that approaches $25 billion per year in the US. Of this, $16.6 billion is attributed to on the job productivity loss and $8 billion to absenteeism (extended absence from the workplace).
The above context really helps shed light on the value of clean. A comparatively small investment in an effective cleaning and hygiene program will help avoid or significantly reduce the health and economic impacts of seasonal flu and the common cold. Contact Oso Clean to learn more about eliminating germs and disease in your home and office through an effective cleaning program.
Effective cleaning and hand hygiene play a critical role in preventing the transmission of the common cold, seasonal influenza, and protecting human health, both at home and at work.
Every year, the common cold is the number one reason that children are absent from school and adults are missing work. Influenza has a substantial impact on the community in terms of economic loss, impacting workplaces and society at large, as well as causing human pain, suffering, and in extreme cases, death. The solution to preventing transmission of the cold and flu viruses is very simple, both at home and at work: effective cleaning and hand hygiene.
Effective cleaning and hand hygiene programs can have a major impact on reducing the spread of the common cold, influenza, and other infectious diseases. At the same time, an effective cleaning and hand hygiene program can significantly reduce the economic and social costs that are interrelated to these illnesses. Truly, a reasonable investment in an effective cleaning routine can provide a valuable return through improved human health, heightened quality of the indoor environment, increased productivity, and reduced economic losses.
Outsourcing a home or business cleaning company will ensure that the cleaning being done results in an improved quality of space that protects human health. Reach out to Oso Clean today to learn more about our safe and effective cleaning solutions for your home and business.
Oso Clean is different from other cleaning companies in that we create solid professional partnerships between our team and you based on open communication and deliberate, thoughtful action. We have grown organically and to scale in the communities that we serve in order to achieve status as the best cleaning company in Western Wisconsin. Oso Clean team members live, work, and are invested here.
Unlike other trade industries, such as plumbing, electrical, or construction, there are no legally binding codes of performance or end user results for the cleaning and janitorial industry. There are general standards on how to clean, however this lack of regulation can cast a very subjective perspective on “cleaning” and “clean”. This is one of the biggest challenges facing the cleaning industry as a whole. This is also why it is essential that you provide us feedback on our performance, both good and not so good.
Oso Clean is dedicated to standardizing our services so that our end results are consistent every time, regardless of which member of our team visits your space. Oso Clean has purpose for cleaning, including
· Defending the health and safety of all of the members of your family that call your space home.
· Improving your quality of living standard by increasing the sense of comfort within your home.
· Protecting the functionality of your furnishings and fixtures – maintenance increases longevity.
· Providing cost effective services by using safe, effective and sustainable products and methods.
· Assisting in necessary and time consuming household chores, freeing your time for other things.
· Instilling and reinforcing the sense of pride that will come to you naturally with a clean home.
Contact us today for an estimate for house cleaning services for your home!