There is a ton of information swirling around about cleaning and disinfection best practices amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It's enough to make you dizzy! Furthermore, it's likely the surfaces in your home or facility are not as clean as you think they are.
As we continue to face the global Coronavirus pandemic, we find ourselves taking the task of cleaning and disinfecting to new heights. With good reason, COVID-19 is easily transmissible through touching infected surfaces in addition to human-to-human transmission.
As the ultimate champions of a safe and healthy workplace, Safetec wants to help everyone stay healthy in the office. Whether you are currently in an office environment or preparing to reopen, let’s cover the basics of maintaining a sanitary workspace during COVID-19 and beyond.
With the number of confirmed cases rising to over 28,000, the outbreak of the Wuhan Coronavirus continues to be a topic of grave concern around the world. In the United States alone, cases have doubled in just one week, going from five to eleven confirmed cases.
The 2019 Coronavirus discovered first when the World Health Organization (WHO) received several reports of pneumonia resulting from unknown causes. The 2019-nCoV originated in Wuhan China and has since spread to over 23 countries. The number of confirmed cases continues to grow daily, having the most effect on populations in mainland China. Organizations around the world are working together to contain the spread of the Wuhan Coronavirus, but unfortunately, there is no clear end in sight. As the situation evolves, leaders have implemented several measures to minimize the potential spread of the Wuhan Coronavirus and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and WHO continues to monitor the situation closely. Updates on the outbreak of the 2019 Coronavirus can be read below:
Since the first reported case of the new Coronavirus, the outbreak has affected 14,557 people, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). While most cases of the new Coronavirus have affected populations in China, the virus has also affected people globally, including in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that there are 11 confirmed cases in the United States and 121 cases that remain pending, which they are continuing to monitor closely.
We get it, bleach is very mainstream. It is in nearly every grocery store, in every house, and at many workplaces. Bleach kills nearly everything it comes into contact with, and there in lies its downfall. Bleach is incredibly effective at killing off germs and bacteria, but it can also be incredibly damaging, and there are many studies proving this.
In many aspects, the dental world is very similar to a hospital environment. With the high turnover rate of patients, it is imperative to make sure your facility is free from the harmful microorganisms that can build up on non-porous surfaces. That’s why it is essential to make sure your facility understands the importance of disinfecting procedure and the necessity to choose the proper disinfecting agent.
When you visit a restaurant, gym, grocery store, school, or another JanSan facility, one of the first things most people notice is the cleanliness of the facility. A dirty restaurant, for example, can cause customers to walk out and leave negative reviews, or in severe cases, it can bring down the wrath of a health inspector. In addition to a dirty facility causing customer dissatisfaction, they can be breeding grounds for disease-causing microorganisms. Many JanSan businesses use disinfectants to keep their facilities pathogen-free after they clean the surfaces.
Disinfecting is a significant part of maintaining a business in the healthcare, JanSan, food-service, or veterinary industry. Companies must understand the disinfecting options widely available on the market. Disinfectant products come in a variety of forms, but the most common are wipes and sprays. Safetec's options are ready to use and don’t require additional dilution methods, unlike some competitors options. Spray disinfectants are preferable in situations where general disinfection is necessary because the spray can cover a larger area than a wipe-down can. Additionally, sprays can be applied to previously cleaned surfaces without the need to perform any additional work, spray and keep the surface wet for the duration of the kill claim.