Create Alternatives to High Touch Surfaces
Germs are easily spread through high touch surfaces like doorknobs, faucets, and light switches. Many companies are retrofitting their facilities with automatic lights, faucets, paper towel dispensers, and kickstands on doors, so people touch as few surfaces as possible. Anywhere you can add an alternative to grabbing or touching something, can reduce the risk of spreading germs.
Follow Osha Guidelines for Safety
Every state has their own safety guideline and rules for reopening commercial properties, and it can be confusing. Use the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) guidelines for keeping your facilities’ surfaces wiped down. Make sure to deep clean soft surfaces, like drapes, carpets, and rugs regularly–especially those in high traffic areas. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends laundering fabrics and clothing items like uniforms, towels, rags, etc., in hot water and detergent after use. Also, wipe down electronics like keyboards, mice, and monitors after use with alcohol-based wipes or sanitizing sprays with at least 70% alcohol. The more diligent you are about cleaning your facility after COVID-19, the more you are helping to keep your business safe for employees.