Claudia Cooper’s Entry in the “Office Plants” E-Mail Contest

To:               All Staff
From:         Office of Environmental Safety
Subject:     Office Plants: Care and Safety

Plants are a valuable contribution to our office and work environment. In recent months, however, our Office of Environmental Safety has received multiple reports and complaints of plant-borne infestations. And in a recent tour of office spaces, the Office of Environmental Safety noted several plants needing care or maintenance. Plant infestation – a safety violation – was observed in several instances. 

Here are a few things you can do to maintain a healthy, green environment:

  • Minimize the number of plants in your work space. A general recommendation is no more than two plants per individual office.
  • Keep low-maintenance plants – those plants requiring little water or care.
  • Be careful not to over water your plants. Office plants usually have less need for watering since light levels, low humidity and moderate temperatures are constant.
  • Make it a point to check the health of your plants on a regular basis. Employees who keep plants in their offices are solely responsible for their care and maintenance.

Please care for your greenery. Continually neglecting to care for your office plants could result in citation and removal of these items.

The Office of Environmental Safety and the Office of Building Management are committed to ensuring a safe and healthy environment for all staff members. If you need any assistance in plant removal, please contact the Office of Environmental Safety via the intranet.