The COVID-19 pandemic has forced offices across the nation to temporarily close their doors for the last few months which are now beginning the journey to reopening. But to successfully do this, they need to make sure they and their employees are safeguarded from the threat of this disease. This makes disinfection of workplaces the most important part of going back to work.
Lately, a large number of disinfection and sanitization companies have mushroomed across the nation, promising services to business owners. But choosing a disinfection partner needs careful consideration based on factors that address the following:
- Employee safety concerns
- Customer safety concerns
- Compliance concerns
- Management concerns
Some of the other factors that businesses of different industries need to take into consideration include:
Manufacturing plants observe a large amount of man and material movement. From upper management to floor workers, people from different areas come together and are in constant proximity to goods that have been brought from diverse regions. To avoid spread of disease, manufacturers need to carry out intensive sanitization procedures using disinfectants from EPA’s List-N, which is used in the fight against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). Additionally, every manufacturing unit has its own set of guidelines that are unique to their operation. Owners of manufacturing businesses need to find disinfection partners that understand their unique internal guidelines and design their service accordingly.
As an essential service, IT offices have remained open throughout the lockdown, making it even more important to disinfect these workplaces thoroughly. Cleaning by the regular housekeeping staff is not enough to keep the threat away; employers should make sure to choose professional infection control partners that use the proper sanitization equipment, PPE and appropriate disinfectants.
The hospitality industry is faced with a large number of people coming in and out of their establishments. They need to make sure their facilities are disinfected at regular intervals to ensure that proper channels of health and hygiene are being maintained. Regular cleaning is not enough, proper sanitization services must be employed which use EPA-approved disinfectants and follow MHA, WHO and CDC prescribed guidelines. This is especially important in gyms, fitness studios, health clubs, swimming pools and other similar facilities.
Similar to manufacturing plants, retail stores deal with a high volume of man and material movement. These stores often handle goods and products from different parts of the nation and world, which changes hands at multiple points before it reaches them. Thus it is crucial for retail employers to invest in disinfection services at regular intervals. It is recommended that they choose a service that creates a plan according to their store policies. For example, for supermarkets that have food sections, aerial disinfection should not be carried out in those areas, but should be done in the rest of the store.
Logistics and Warehousing
Transport of goods is an important task, but it involves the movement of material through multiple checkpoints. This makes the process susceptible to contamination which makes disinfection crucial at every point. Thus, goods that are being transported, warehouses where they are stored along with the vehicles that are used to transport them must also be disinfected thoroughly.
While disinfection is a highly necessary service during this time, it is important to note that this is not a one-time-only process. The threat of contamination is a constant one, and needs to be monitored carefully over multiple sanitization sessions. Employers should consult with disinfection service agencies carefully to understand their workplace’s hygiene, health and safety demands and curate sanitization plans accordingly for best results.
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