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#1 dugaucher

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Posted 14 April 2020 - 06:49 PM

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I was asked to develop cleaning protocols (Not necessary in the food business) following the COVID-19 event.

Specifically for offices (desks, washrooms, cafeterias, etc.).

Can you guys lead me to the right direction? Anyone has templates or requirements to consider?

Thanks


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Posted 14 April 2020 - 07:04 PM

Hi all

I was asked to develop cleaning protocols (Not necessary in the food business) following the COVID-19 event.

Specifically for offices (desks, washrooms, cafeterias, etc.).

Can you guys lead me to the right direction? Anyone has templates or requirements to consider?

Thanks

I might be miss-understanding something - but what do you mean by "Not necessary in the food business"?


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Posted 14 April 2020 - 07:07 PM

The work can be done at a car manufacturing offices for example.

The idea is the clean and sanitize properly so that the risk of contamination by COVID-19 is mitigated.


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Posted 14 April 2020 - 07:51 PM

a virus can not be spread in this manner.

 

Standard cleaners are just fine.


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Posted 14 April 2020 - 07:54 PM

Don’t cleaners need to wear special PPE?
WHO posted on their website that COVID-19 can last a few hours to many days on surfaces.


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Posted 14 April 2020 - 08:03 PM

a virus can not be spread in this manner.

 

Standard cleaners are just fine.

SQFConsultant is once again Incorrect. Viruses can spread through direct and indirect contact. If direct contact didn't transmit viruses then we wouldn't have STD's from contact, instead we would all one from breathing in the air of infected people. STD's are direct contact. Common colds and flu are transmitted by both, just like COVID.

 

Cleaning with hospital grade disinfectants according to instructions will be sufficient. The most important aspect is to look at all possible contact surfaces, not just tables and flat surfaces but what about filing cabinet handles, telephones, etc...identify all hand contact surfaces and create a cleaning schedule based on how often they are accessed by different people. A high traffic area by any employees will need much more frequent cleaning than a persons desk in an office away from others. 



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Posted 14 April 2020 - 08:04 PM

Hi all

I was asked to develop cleaning protocols (Not necessary in the food business) following the COVID-19 event.

Specifically for offices (desks, washrooms, cafeterias, etc.).

Can you guys lead me to the right direction? Anyone has templates or requirements to consider?

Thanks

 

https://www.cdc.gov/...sinfection.html

 

 

https://www.who.int/...vrsn=359a81e7_4



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Posted 14 April 2020 - 08:17 PM

SQFConsultant is once again Incorrect. Viruses can spread through direct and indirect contact. If direct contact didn't transmit viruses then we wouldn't have STD's from contact, instead we would all one from breathing in the air of infected people. STD's are direct contact. Common colds and flu are transmitted by both, just like COVID.

Cleaning with hospital grade disinfectants according to instructions will be sufficient. The most important aspect is to look at all possible contact surfaces, not just tables and flat surfaces but what about filing cabinet handles, telephones, etc...identify all hand contact surfaces and create a cleaning schedule based on how often they are accessed by different people. A high traffic area by any employees will need much more frequent cleaning than a persons desk in an office away from others.


thanks for the slight - do some research. I have and so does my medical research family member. I guess she must be all wrong too.

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Posted 14 April 2020 - 09:08 PM

Don’t cleaners need to wear special PPE?
WHO posted on their website that COVID-19 can last a few hours to many days on surfaces.

 

For PPE - we require the same type of PPE as one would wear cleaning the bathroom.

 

We now have a person whose only job is sanitizing offices, break rooms and community spaces once daily. Then in our different office areas of the building are asked to sanitize the commonly touched surfaces twice daily. I do it in the afternoon and it takes me 5 minutes. I wear gloves while doing it. So for example - my office will be sanitized one time daily while the door handles, railings, copier machine, light switches, etc will be done at least 3x daily.

 

Is 3x/daily necessary and only 1x daily would work - I say it depends on the amount of different people entering the space.



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Posted 14 April 2020 - 10:14 PM

SQFConsultant is once again Incorrect. Viruses can spread through direct and indirect contact. If direct contact didn't transmit viruses then we wouldn't have STD's from contact, instead we would all one from breathing in the air of infected people. STD's are direct contact. Common colds and flu are transmitted by both, just like COVID.

Cleaning with hospital grade disinfectants according to instructions will be sufficient. The most important aspect is to look at all possible contact surfaces, not just tables and flat surfaces but what about filing cabinet handles, telephones, etc...identify all hand contact surfaces and create a cleaning schedule based on how often they are accessed by different people. A high traffic area by any employees will need much more frequent cleaning than a persons desk in an office away from others.


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Posted 14 April 2020 - 10:17 PM

Excellent!
I’m also on the impression that cross-contamination through surfaces is a possibility.


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Posted 14 April 2020 - 10:19 PM

For PPE - we require the same type of PPE as one would wear cleaning the bathroom.

We now have a person whose only job is sanitizing offices, break rooms and community spaces once daily. Then in our different office areas of the building are asked to sanitize the commonly touched surfaces twice daily. I do it in the afternoon and it takes me 5 minutes. I wear gloves while doing it. So for example - my office will be sanitized one time daily while the door handles, railings, copier machine, light switches, etc will be done at least 3x daily.

Is 3x/daily necessary and only 1x daily would work - I say it depends on the amount of different people entering the space.



Questions:

1. What type of chemicals are using
2. What type of gloves are you using
3. Any special mask or goggles?
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Posted 14 April 2020 - 11:25 PM

Questions:

1. What type of chemicals are using - sanitizer - like mentioned by CDC in the article for hard surfaces. 
2. What type of gloves are you using - disposable - nitrile or latex would work. 
3. Any special mask or goggles? no  - employees are wearing smocks that the employee removes once done. In our plant areas where there's a bigger chance of chemical getting in someone's eyes - we do require eye wear

 

Not sure what organization or recommendations you have in Canada - but we're following the recommendations by the CDC. 



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Posted 14 April 2020 - 11:55 PM

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