Furniture and Office Cleaning
T he workplace as we know it, is ever-changing. Exposure to COVID-19 has immensely altered daily routines in the office. Guidelines set by the CDC to prevent the spread of the virus, has been accompanied by further questions and concerns.
Fear not, our workplace experts are here to inform you steps to a clear and safer environment.
GoalsPlan and prepare
- Developing mitigation strategies in order to protect, prioritizing those who have an increased risk of severe symptoms
- Decreasing the disruptions made to daily activity and processes
- Reorganizing the office space to practice social distancing
- Creating an area that your employees feel comfortable working in
- Developing habits for future disease prevention and control
- Setting best practices to clean, sanitize and disinfect your workspace
Know the Difference
Clean: removing areas of impurities, does not kill germs, instead lowers the risk of spreading infections.
Sanitize: decreasing the level of germs living on surfaces to a safe level.
Disinfect: use of chemicals to wipe out germs on surfaces.
Steps to disinfecting:
1. After putting on gloves, clean the surface with soap and water
2. Use EPA-approved disinfectant (follow instructions on label)
*If an EPA-approved disinfectant is unavailable, you can use 1/3 cup of bleach added to 1 gallon of water, or 70% alcohol solutions to disinfect)
3. Don't forget to wash your hands before and after disinfecting
Note: Do not mix bleach with other cleaning products.
Frequently touched areas in the workplace:
- touch screens
- keyboards & mice
- drawer pulls
- tables & desks
- light switches
- faucets & sinks
- bathroom area
- seating areas and chairs
ContinueMaintain a safe workplace
- Social distancing, 6 feet apart especially in shared spaces
- Frequent washing of hands, use hand sanitizer when needed
- Staying home when sick
- Wearing face cloth coverings
- Avoid touching nose, eyes and mouth
- Washing your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds
Cleaning the facility if someone is sick
1. Close off area used by person who is sick
2. Open windows and doors to circulate airflow throughout the building
3. Disinfect and clean all areas used by person, wait 24 hours (if possible) before doing so
4. Vacuum the area if needed
5. Safely dispose any items used to clean & disinfect
"If your workplace, school, or business has been unoccupied for 7 days or more, it will only need your normal routine cleaning to reopen the area. This is because the virus that causes COVID-19 has not been shown to survive on surfaces longer than this time."
We're all in this together
It's time to start planning for the long-term and better prepare the workplace. Reopening the office requires effort from everyone to move forward. It's not only about personal safety, but also for the safety of others. Start developing a plan today to create a secure place of work by evaluating needs. Then, implement and revise your plans as things unfold. Change is essential and we will help you get there.