What is the standard for sanitizing?
When cleaning, sanitizing or disinfecting facilities, vehicles, or common spaces, it’s important to follow the guidelines laid out by the Center for Disease Control.
The CDC recommends not just cleaning, but sanitizing and disinfecting to prevent the spread of germs and pathogens. Cleaning includes the use of soap and water to remove dirt and contamination while also preparing the surface for sanitizing and disinfecting.
Sanitizing and disinfecting can be easily achieved by using chlorine bleach and water. No bleach? No problem! There are many EPA-approved sanitizing and disinfecting products that can be used instead. When purchasing cleaning products, you can look for an EPA registration number on the product label. This number will describe the product as a cleaner, sanitizer, or disinfectant.
While all surfaces should be regularly cleaned, it’s important that high touch surfaces are given special attention by your cleaning crew. High touch surfaces include tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, sinks, and any other surfaces you think people may be coming in contact with frequently.
Whether you’re sanitizing ride-sharing vehicles and delivery fleets or buildings’ common areas and tenant spaces, it’s important to establish a standard of sanitizing that takes the safety of your employees and guests into account.
While following guidelines is important, training your cleaning staff is even more so! By developing policies for worker protection and providing training, the spread of germs can be stopped in their tracks. Training should include information on which PPE is necessary and when to use it, how to properly wear and dispose of PPE and the hazards of cleaning chemicals used in the various facilities.
Unfortunately even with the best training, there’s always room for human error. With Tulu’s remote auditing platform, Tulu’s experts can remotely monitor cleaners in real-time.It’s 12x more efficient than traditional supervision, and at a fraction of the cost.
Whether you’re sanitizing ride-sharing vehicles and delivery fleets or buildings’ common areas and tenant spaces, it’s important to establish a standard of sanitizing that takes the safety of your employees and guests into account. Together we can stop the spread of harmful germs and pathogens and create cleaner, safer spaces for us all.