CLEANING AND DISINFECTANT APPLICATIONS FOR VIRUS AND BACTERIAL CONTAMINATION

Follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) www.cdc.gov for protocols on: how to clean and disinfect. And follow label directions on your EPA registered disinfectants.

Wear Appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). Read and follow EPA label directions.

Clean Frequently touched surfaces. Wear disposable gloves to clean and disinfect. High touch surfaces include: Tables, doorknobs, light switches, hand railing, drawer pulls, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, sinks, faucet handles, soap pumps, buttons, etc. wash hands immediately after removing gloves.

Disinfect using EPA registered disinfectant. Follow label instructions.

  • Keep surface wet for the appropriate period of time as per label direction.
  • Provide ventilation during application of disinfectant.
  • Wear PPE as per label directions.
  • COVID-19: Make sure to use a disinfectant that meets EPA criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. These disinfectants will appear on the EPA list N (www.cdc.gov). For example we recommend a chlorine dioxide based EPA registered virucide, BioVex/Oxine, EPA reg no.9804-1. Or use other EPA list N disinfectant.
  • Fogging: Fog only disinfectants that label directions state that they may be applied by fogging, wear appropriate PPE for fogging. Evacuate everybody not wearing appropriate PPE. Fully ventilate before allowing access to the area again.
  • Never make a kill claim. Do not claim sterilization, disinfection or even sanitation. Claim only, application of (name of product) as per label directions.
  • For long term microbiostatic protection, apply MonoFoil D EPA registered disinfectant (EPA no. 90856-4-92366) for up to one week of 24/7 microbiostatic protection. Or apply MonoFoil M EPA registered bacteriostatic, fungistatic and algistatic finish (EPA no. 90856-2-92366) for up to 3 months of 24/7 microbiostatic protection.

Soft surfaces such as carpet, rugs and upholstery. Clean with solution appropriate for the textile. Use the warmest temperature appropriate for each item. Dry completely. Heat dry if possible. For long term microbiostatic protection apply MonoFoil D, EPA registered disinfectant (EPA no. 90856-4-92366) for up to one week of 24/7 microbiostatic protection. Or apply MonoFoil M, EPA registered bacteriostatic, fungistatic and algistatic finish (EPA no. 90856-2-92366) for up to 3 months of 24/7 microbiostatic protection.

Laundry items should be washed according to the manufactures instructions, use the warmest temperature appropriate for each item. Dry completely. Heat dry if possible. Do not shake laundry. Do not make contamination air-borne. Clean and disinfect clothes hampers. Wash hands as soon as you remove your disposable gloves. For long term microbiostatic protection apply MonoFoil D, EPA registered disinfectant (EPA no. 90856-4-92366) for up to one week of 24/7 microbiostatic protection. Or apply MonoFoil M, EPA registered bacteriostatic, fungistatic and algistatic finish (EPA no. 90856-2-92366) for up to 3 months of 24/7 microbiostatic protection.

Electronics such as tablets, touch screens, keyboards, remote controls and ATMs. Consider putting a wipeable cover on electronics. Follow manufacturers instructions for cleaning and disinfecting. If no guidance, use alcohol-based wipes or sprays containing at least 70% alcohol. If applying long term microbiostatic protection with MonoFoil D or M, lightly spray solution on surface, allow to dry, then repeat 2 or 3 more times. Or apply solution to a microfiber towel and apply to surfaces, allow to dry then repeat 2 or 3 more times. The goal is to achieve the 10 minutes of dwell time.

Workers must be trained to recognize the symptoms of COVID-19 and be provided instructions on what to do if they develop symptoms. (www.cdc,gov)

Cleaning must be performed using the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including fit testing, proper donning (putting on) and doffing (taking off), and how to properly dispose of used PPE.

Workers must be trained on the hazards of cleaning chemicals used in accordance with OSHA’s hazard communication standard (29 CFR 1910.1200).

Workers must comply with OSHA’s standards on blood borne pathogens (29 CFR 1910.1030), including proper disposal of regulated waste and PPE.

Make sure to check with your insurance provider to ensure that you have the proper coverage.

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