Sanitizing to make your workplace a safe and healthy environment to work.
The best way to combat the Flu in the workplace is to prevent it from spreading.
The best way to keep the flu from spreading is cleaning the “Touch Points”.
Touch Points are locations throughout the building where people commonly place their hands.
How We Clean
When cleaning with sanitizing the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must always be worn . Safety Glasses, dust mask and latex/vinyl must be used.
When using a sanitizing the amount of time a product must stay wet on the surface to work correctly is called “Dwell Time”.
As an example Virex II must remain “wet” on each surface being cleaned for 10 minutes.</span
A product Diligent Disinfecting Services routinely used in H1N1 outbreaks is OXIVIR-tb Wipes from Diversey. This product kills with a “wet” time of 1 minute for viruses, 5 minutes for Tuberculosis and 10 minutes to eliminate fungus.
Cleaning and Sanitizing
Steps for Sanitizing
- Identify Touch Points in your cleaning area
- Determine best cleaning product for your needs
- Clean Touch Points with Diversey Stride Neutral Cleaner
- Allow Touch Points to dry
- Read sanitizer label to ensure the Touch Point Surface will not be damaged by product.
- Monitor solution on touch point to keep it from drying out. Apply sanitizer per label instructions
- Allow sanitizing solution to dwell “wet” on the surface for manufacturers recommended dwell time.
- Wipe off excess sanitizer after reaching the appropriate dwell time.
- If using microfiber cloths, place them in the “soiled” box to be washed. Do not use on other surfaces until cleaned.
Each Touch Point surface, whether the dirt is visible or not, is soiled by the end of each day. Before any surface can be sanitized correctly all soils must be removed and surface must be dry. During the cleaning process the use of microfiber clothes will greatly increase the removal of both soils and bacteria/viruses. Once you have cleaned a surface and it dries you can use disinfectant for the final clean.
8-12 hours on paper or cloth
24-48 hours on nonporous surfaces like doorknobs or desktops.
Up to 72 hours on wet surfaces like kitchen sinks
However viruses like Hepatitis A can live outside the body for months
Common touch points include, but not limited to:
- Door handles, push plates and doorknobs.
- Coffee Bars
- Mail Rooms
- Work Rooms
- Conference Rooms/Areas
Chair Arm Rests:
- Desk Chairs
- Breakrooms Chairs
- Conference Room Chairs
- Lobby Chairs, Etc.
- Stair Rails
- Elevator Rails
- Handicap Rails
- Call Buttons
- Control Button
- Top Surface
Office Touch Points:
- Trash Bin
- Drawer Pulls
- Pen Holder
- Light Switch
- Printer and Computer Buttons
Restroom Touch Points
- Flush Handles
- Soap Dispenser
- Faucet Controls
- Door Handle
- Sanitary Bin
- Toilet Paper Dispenser
- Grab Bars
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