Safer Working Environments: Proper Use of Disinfectant
Amidst the disruption of COVID-19, organizations must coordinate an efficient, secure and fully supported cleaning process for safe facility management. Proper use of disinfectant is critical to that response – effectively mitigating risk while increasing resilience.
While we understand that each business and facility will have its own unique set of circumstances, the proper use of disinfectant follows a stringent set of protocols that will apply to all. Adhering to these guidelines will help curb the spread of infection, especially when applied to high-touch surfaces. These surfaces include door handles, light switches, phones, sink faucets and elevator buttons.
To protect your employees and guests, proactive facility management demands adherence to rigorous disinfecting and sanitization. Using an industry-leading commercial cleaning service means you can rely on dedicated personnel – day or night. Trained, certified, and back-checked employees equipped with PPE, approved chemicals and appropriate tools to deliver the highest level of clean.
Steps to Properly Clean and Disinfect
Following these four steps will ensure that you are adhering to the correct procedures when disinfecting your site:
1. Clean Comes Before Disinfect
CLEAN FIRST – Use an all-purpose cleaner to remove dust, debris, and other contaminants on a surface.
2. Disinfect – Spray, Wait and Wipe
DISINFECT SECOND – Apply an EPA registered disinfectant to the surface and do not wipe until the prescribed dwell time (3+ minutes) elapses. Read the instructions on the back of the bottle for optimum impact.
3. One Time Wipe
1 – The number of surfaces you should clean with a single side of a paper towel or disinfecting wipe. Once finished, use the other side of the paper towel (if possible) to wipe a new surface.
4. Scrub, Rinse, Repeat
20 seconds – The time you should spend washing your hands with soap and water before, during, and after cleaning.
70% – Use a hand sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol when soap and water is unavailable.
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