Updated: May 13, 2020
Employee health has become an issue of concern, more so now than ever with the flu season and COVID19. Many employees don’t feel safe to return back to work.
What is the solution? Should America continues to stay at home?
OSHA has recommended a GUIDANCE ON PREPARING WORKPLACES FOR COVID-19 as follow:
Maintain regular housekeeping practices, including routine cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces, equipment, and other elements of the work environment. When choosing cleaning chemicals, employers should consult information on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved disinfectant labels with claims against emerging viral pathogens. Products with EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens claims are expected to be effective against SARS-CoV-2 based on data for harder to kill viruses. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use of all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and contact time, PPE).
For more information visit: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf .
CDC has published the guidance that is intended for all Americans, whether you own a business, run a school, or want to ensure the cleanliness and safety of your home. Reopening America requires all of us to move forward together by practicing social distancing and other daily habits to reduce our risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. Reopening the country also strongly relies on public health strategies, including increased testing of people for the virus, social distancing, isolation, and keeping track of how someone infected might have infected other people. This plan is part of the larger United States Government plan external icon and focuses on cleaning and disinfecting public spaces, workplaces, businesses, schools, and can also be applied to your home.
Cleaning and disinfecting public spaces including your workplace, school, home, and business will require you to:
Develop your plan
Implement your plan
Maintain and revise your plan
For more information visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/reopen-guidance.html
Let’s take all necessary safety measures in respect to public health concerns involving covid-19 and go back to work.Don’t consider Sterilization Services as an optional service. It must be included in all cleaning practices.