One of the highest profile examples of how sanitation impacts business is the recent outrbreak of e-coli and norovirus illnesses at a major restaurant chain. The public company, valued at more than $20 billion, lost over a third of its value since the outbreaks were publicized.
As cleaning professionals, we can offer advice on how to keeps students, customers, and employees healthy. This is especially important through the holidays and into the cold and flu season. We can also educate our clients on how cleaning and sanitation can impact the bottom line.
Here is some practical advice on preventing the spread of contagious illness:
Know where the germs are and attack them regularly. Did you know the flu virus lives up to 3 days on surfaces? Regular cleaning of surfaces that are frequently touched by many individuals is critical. Help your customer identify High Touch Surfaces in their facility.
High Touch Cleaning Checklist: Use this handy CHECKLIST to help identify surfaces to be included in the high touch cleaning protocol.
Cleaning and Disinfecting Technical Bulletin: Developing an Infection Control Plan (ICP) and a High Touch Cleaning Protocol. Click Here
Help educate on the importance of hand washing. The CDC offers free educational hand wash posters that can be easily printed and posted in restrooms and other areas.
What about your cell phone? Our final piece of advice is to regularly wipe down your mobile phone. Cell phones can carry 10 times more bacteria than most toilet seats?
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