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Survey: Restroom cleanliness reflects how companies value workforce

August 29, 2013

MILWAUKEE, WI — This Labor Day, a national survey reveals that 93 percent of Americans believe the condition of a workplace restroom is an indicator of how a company values its workforce, according to a press release.

The good news is many employers are meeting expectations since 61 percent of employees rate their workplace restroom as excellent or very good, with just six percent say they have a poor or terrible work restroom, the release stated.

According to the release, however, 41 percent of employees have experienced the most common restroom troubles including toilets that are clogged or not flushed; really bad smells; and towel and soap dispensers that are empty, jammed or don't dispense enough.

The survey, part of the fifth annual Healthy Hand Washing Survey conducted by Bradley Corporation, also found that staying healthy is an imperative for American employees, with 81 percent of workers saying they consciously take steps to avoid the germs of sick colleagues, the release noted.

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