Protection Against Ebola
In 2014, it seems to be the year of Ebola. With more and more people traveling between countries, states, and companies, we all have become hyper-vigilant to our surroundings to insure our personal safety. This becomes extremely important to cleaning crews and clients. Every day, they enter facilities unbeknownst to them what may have transpired during the day. To help teach workers how minimize the spread of any disease, OSHA has recently announced a Guideline for Cleaning and Decontamination of Ebola on Surfaces on Cleanlink.com http://www.cleanlink.com/news/article/OSHA-Announces-Guidelines-for-Cleaning-and-Decontamination-of-Ebola–17626. This particular information is geared towards workers and employers in a “non-healthcare/non-laboratory” environments.
Here are some of the tips they have provided:
- Immediately clean and disinfect any visible surface contamination any type of bodily fluids with EPA registered chemicals.
- Use absorbent material (e.g., paper towels) to cover spills, then pour a disinfectant on to saturate the area. Allow it to penetrate for at least 30 minutes before cleaning. This should be enough time to kill any virus or bacteria present.
- Maintain the area well ventilated when using cleaners and disinfectants.
- Do not pick up any spills with gloved hands, use tools, if available, to clean up.
- After decontamination, to further minimize the risk of catching or spreading infectious diseases, proper procedures needs to be followed in order to remove personal protection equipment (PPE) safely. The New York Times has a great video with Dr. Colin Banks demonstrating how medical personnel in the field put on and remove contaminated clothing (PPE). http://www.nytimes.com/video/world/africa/100000003170172/putting-on-ebola-protection-gear.html?playlistId=1194812888716
Additional information can be found on https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA_FS-3756.pdf
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