How to Avoid Overuse of Disinfectants

Written By: Ashley Weyand, 360clean Business Development Manager

Tip 1: Disinfect surfaces after they have been cleaned.

The CDC recommends cleaning visibly dirty surfaces with soap and water prior to using an EPA-approved disinfectant.

Tip 2: Train employees on the proper application processes.

At 360clean all facilities services staff are trained on the proper disinfectant protocol. But for everyday use, be sure to read the label associated with your disinfectant of choice. This will help you determine if it is the right fit for use.

Tip 3 : Provide proper personal protective equipment to individuals performing disinfecting duties.

OSHA’s (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) notes, on their website, that workers who perform cleaning and disinfection in healthcare may require PPE and/or other controls to protect them simultaneously from chemical hazards posed by disinfectants and from human blood, body fluids, and other potentially infectious materials to which they have occupational exposure in the healthcare environment.

Tip 4: Incorporate CDC guidelines into disinfecting processes. Ie. Social Distancing and Hand Washing.

The CDC recommends creating a plan for cleaning and disinfecting in your home and office. 360clean follows all CDC and OSHA guidelines when providing custodial services to commercial facilities. We are able to generate a unique cleaning regime for each of our clients that suits their unique facility needs.

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