Tag: infection prevention
Is Your Healthcare Facility’s Environmental Services Tech A Superstar?
To celebrate outstanding EVS staff in acute or long-term care facilities, Cintas is accepting nominations for the 2022 C.A.P.E. Awards.
WellAir’s Defend 400 Reduces Airborne Bacteria
When used in an urgent care outpatient facility, WellAir’s Defend 400 significantly reduced airborne bacteria, according to new study.
Seal Shield Introduces Waterproof, Fully Sealed Silicone Keyboards
Study finds 96 percent of keyboards are contaminated with bacteria: Seal Shield's Seal Silk Glow and Seal Silk Mini keyboards are waterproof, submersible, washable, bleach safe.
New York MTA Achieves GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation
Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York has a new map for cleanliness and infection prevention with accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council.
Breaking News: SCOTUS Blocks Biden’s Workplace Vaccine, Testing ETS
The Supreme Court ruled that the Biden administration does not have the authority to impose workplace vaccine or testing requirements, blocking an OSHA ETS.
Cleaning And COVID-19
As facilities maintenance teams move forward, the industry has learned several lessons.
DLX-N Inactivates Pathogens On Surfaces and In Airstreams
The DLX-N high output, dual lamp ultraviolet NEMA-4 fixture disinfects HVAC/R airstreams, cooling coils, and drain pans, inactivating infectious diseases such as the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Are Men More Concerned About Coronavirus Than Women?
The Bradley Corporation's Healthy Handwashing Survey revealed some interesting differences between men and women when it comes to concern about getting COVID-19.
Five Tips For Hygienic Restrooms
Public spaces are scrutinized more than ever for cleanliness, and commercial restrooms are a big focus.
Seven Necessities For Reopening The Office: A Checklist
The risk of spreading COVID-19 remains relevant as facilities reopen. These proactive measures will help ensure the safety of your visitors and staff.
Powerhouse To Offer Allied BioScience’s SurfaceWise2
Powerhouse is adding SurfaceWise®2, which removes pathogens from surfaces for months with a single application, to its suite of COVID-19 response services.
New Facilities Achieve Gold Standard Of Cleanliness
GBAC STAR’s 20-step, performance-based program offers expert-led training and assesses a facility’s preparedness for biorisk situations.
Which Face Masks Reduce Transmission Of COVID-19 Most Effectively?
Using flow visualization, FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science researchers qualitatively tested commonly-used facemasks and social distancing.
Healthcare Facilities Design: Hygienic Flooring For Healthcare
Safety is imperative when designing healthcare facilities. Specifying the right materials for the floor is essential, yet can be overlooked for infection prevention.
Planned Companies Introduces COVID-19 Disinfecting Service Program
Materials include commercial and residential reopening and rapid response guidelines, and a disinfecting procedure booklet.
COVID-19: How To Disinfect Your Buildings According To CDC and EPA Guidelines
Cleaning procedures can reassure occupants that your spaces have been properly disinfected to eliminate COVID-19 and other contagions. Here’s the easiest way to standardize your organization’s cleaning processes and enable a safer return for everyone in your facilities.
Employee Screening Tool Detects Early Signs of COVID-19
CAREMINDr solution alerts employers and healthcare organizations of potential coronavirus symptoms before work shifts begin to prevent spread within workplaces and communities.
Workplace COVID-19 Prevention Poster Now Available In 13 Languages
In addition to English and Spanish, OSHA offers “Ten Steps All Workplaces Can Take to Reduce Risk of Exposure to Coronavirus” poster in 11 more languages.
Survey Shows Dire PPE, Hand Sanitizer Shortages Across U.S.
Lack of N-95s, masks, face shields threaten workers in healthcare facilities in every state, in every size facility. Only 12% have received supplies from the Strategic National Stockpile.
OSHA Offers Guidance For Preparing Workplaces For Coronavirus
OSHA offers guidance for preventing the spread of COVID-19, including safe work practices and appropriate personal protective equipment based on the risk level of exposure.
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