Are you looking for effective ways to disinfect your school? CDC guidelines can be helpful to keep your school environment healthy and safe for the students as well as staff. Remember, cleaning and disinfecting are vital in preventing infectious diseases in school. Getting vaccinated is the first step to help slow the spread of flu such as influenza. Here are some of the steps you should take to ensure proper disinfecting of your cleaning school.
Clean often touched surfaces/objects
Routine cleaning plays a vital role in maintaining a clean school environment. You need to follow CDC guidelines to ensure the safety of your students and staff members. Surfaces that are often touched such as countertops, desks, and doorknobs need to be sanitized daily. Moreover, you may need to go for standard procedures for disinfecting certain areas of the school such as a bathroom.
Before using the cleaning or disinfecting products, it is necessary to read the label directions. Sometimes all you need is a general cleaner to remove germs. However, always use the product that is approved by EPA for disinfecting against influenza A virus. Such a product can remove and kill germs even if a surface is not visibly dirty. However, make sure to follow the label directions to yield optimum results. Remember, you might be following different procedures for using one product as a cleaner and disinfectant as well.
Paying attention to the hazard warnings on the product’s label can help you use them safely. Gloves and eye protection are the necessities of using cleaning products and disinfectants. Most importantly, do not try to mix cleaning products and disinfectants unless the labels suggest it to do so. Otherwise, mixing such products can lead to serious injury or death.
In addition to the above steps, handling waste in the school is one of the best ways to keep the environment healthy and safe for everyone. You need to throw the items used to clean the surface. Throw the disposable items immediately after use. Most importantly, never touch the used things (tissues or other waste) when emptying waste bins in the school. After managing waste, make sure to wash your hands with soap and water.