We are all in this together
Returning to work during COVID-19
In collaboration with OSHA, CDC and State of RI..
Before your employees return to work it is imperative to sanitize and returning to re-work in your offices……
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The worldwide Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has people scrambling to protect themselves, their homes and businesses from potential contamination. The effects of this type of biohazard situation can last up to a week and the continued spread of the disease has led to a growing number of fatalities in the US. Our Cleaning Company Service is an industry leader in infectious disease and biohazard remediation, including coronavirus disinfection, and delivers the highest professional standards possible. We are dedicated to providing rapid emergency response 24/7 throughout our sites so you can have peace of mind in the event of an outbreak.
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The recent Pandemic [COVID-19] has changed the way a commercial building will operate moving forward.
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HOW DO WE CLEAN CORONAVIRUS?
Coronavirus has quickly gained a reputation for being particularly insidious. It can survive on surfaces for up to 17 days and people infected by the virus don’t show symptoms until approximately two weeks after infection, making it difficult to track and contain. This is why having a trusted professional disease and biohazard Remediation Company on your side is so important. Our Cleaning Company adheres to all OSHA regulations, is certified by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification) and strictly follows the most state-of-the-art procedures when it comes to disease cleanup and disinfection. Coronavirus (COVID-19) is still novel, so our Coronavirus team continually consults with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) for up-to-date solutions and utilize CDC approved and EPA registered disinfectants. Based on our industry-leading expertise, Our Cleaning Company has been selected to partner with the US Government for their COVID-19 remediation needs. We use CDC approved and EPA registered industrial-strength disinfectants with a broad spectrum kill claim All infected materials are cleaned, disinfected, and properly disposed of as biohazard waste Fully encapsulated personal protective equipment (PPE) and full-face respirator masks are worn at all times by our certified cleanup technicians We adhere to a stringent coronavirus demobilization process for our equipment, trucks and waste storage areas Disease outbreak is an extremely serious situation and we understand that the health and safety of you, your family, and employees are on the line. Don’t take any chances. Contact Blackstone Management today to get a quote to have your office disinfected.
Please note, disinfecting services do not prevent person-to-person transmission or reintroduction of microorganisms to a facility. We recommend that you and your employees remain attentive and follow CDC Guidelines for reducing transmission in the workplace:
Before any work on your property can begin, one of our team members will ask you to sign a work authorization form. This form is crucial as it gives Blackstone Management & our Staff permission to perform work in your building or facility. No work can begin until our clients have signed our work authorization forms.
RESPOND: will respond by organizing our team and collecting preliminary information regarding the project. This stage will include opening a project file so that our team can properly document once we arrive to the affected location. Additionally we will obtain the preliminary information in order to deploy the resources needed to begin remediation in a timely manner.
ASSESS: Upon arriving to the scene, our staff will work with you in order to assess the site. At this stage, our staff will assess any and all safety concerns and begin mitigation protocols to minimize further spread or cross-contamination.
SANITIZE: Our team will begin the sanitization process by air fogging a virucide solution that is EPA-registered to kill Human Coronavirus. Air fogging disinfects and kills Human Coronavirus both on surfaces and in the air. Our team will then perform a wipe down with the virucide solution for customers who ordered either HEAVY or INDUSTRIAL Cleaning. This will include a thorough wipe down of all surfaces and furniture (drawers, door handles, phones, etc.). Customers who ordered INDUSTRIAL CLEANING will also be provided with air fogging and wipe down of all A/C vents.
DRYING: Once our team has performed the sanitization, the site should be left uninhabited for 2-3 hours to allow for proper drying. At this point, it will be safe for humans to return to the suite.
What Businesses Need to Know to Get Back to Business
Whether you are an essential business, or a closed business looking forward to reopening day, every business trying to find the best way to keep its workplace clean and free of the coronavirus. That’s why Blackstone Management would like to offer some coronavirus cleaning guidance for everyone working through this crisis. We are all in this together and we look forward to everyone getting back to business as safely as possible. Staying on top of the cleanliness during the outbreak, and after, can be overwhelming if you are doing it yourself but it helps remember who you are doing it for; Your employees are going to be happy to do whatever they can to pitch in and clean and keep their work area safe, your customers and clients are going to be grateful that you’re taking steps to prevent them from getting COVID-19. And you will probably find that your own nerves are steadied too, knowing that you are doing what you can to provide a healthier environment for your patients and employees. Here are some critical steps that we recommend businesses take when cleaning for coronavirus to help keep your employees and patients safe: If you have time, wait 24 hours before cleaning. If you run an office that can be empty for 24 hours, and if it can be well ventilated in the meantime, you can ensure that the virus isn’t lingering in the air before you and your staff, or any cleaning professional, comes into the building for a deep clean. The virus may still be countertops or the floor, but it won’t be in the air so it can be properly cleaned and removed. But it can remain on countertops and doorknobs for hours and even days. It depends on the type of surface the microscopic droplets land on. Waiting 24 hours is recommended for suspected and confirmed virus exposure areas per the CDC, but even if the virus has never been at your business (as far as you are aware) it’s still a good precautionary step to take to help assure your business is in the clear. Clean before disinfecting. Before you start disinfecting, you want to do general cleaning, and it can be with all-purpose cleaner, the kind you would find at the supermarket or a drug store. Why? You want to clean all visibly dirty surfaces in your facilities to remove dust and soils and then disinfect the workspace. The disinfectant will be more effective on surfaces if the dirt, grime, and dust is removed. Do a deep clean and disinfection. That means cleaning everything. You need to go beyond the important vacuuming and mopping of floors and throwing out trash. Some of the typical areas or items in an office workspace you would want to pay attention to include: Entryways/Exits – think about what you are touching walking into your business All light switches and light switch plate covers All handles: Doors, cabinets, restrooms, sinks, stair handrails…Telephone receivers, TV remotes Refrigerator, both in and out (food may have been left in there for weeks while the business was closed)All frequently used items in the kitchen, breakrooms, and restrooms Tables, chairs, desks, from the lobby to the conference room Those are just some of the areas you should be thinking about. It almost isn’t possible to go overboard when doing a deep clean for the coronavirus. Your disinfectant should be EPA Registered. Our Solutions uses hospital-grade disinfectants rated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and listed on EPA’s List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19..Focus on areas with high traffic. While you should clean everything reasonable that you can, focus on areas that have the most people. For instance, pay attention to your entrances and exits. If you own a doctor’s or dental practice, you probably have an area or areas where patients frequent then should be disinfected or sanitized. Other areas are your restrooms and kitchen areas, locations where people are more frequently with their face. Germs rapidly can spread in these two areas, and so these are rooms that you absolutely should be conducting a deep clean on. Clean electronics. Printers, scanners, copiers, paper shredders, laptops, computers, they all collect dust, and they all are used often by employees. We touch them. We breathe on them. We mingle around them or pass them around.
They need to be unplugged and then cleaned carefully; of course, since liquid and electronics don’t mix well, but they do need to be thoroughly sanitized and disinfected, so we recommend wiping with a cloth damp with disinfectant or using a UV-C sanitation wand Replace Your Air Filters. The coronavirus known to be transferred between the exchange of water droplets coughed or breathed into the air. Increased Ventilation is thought to be important for facilities to limit the spread of potentially infected droplets. While you may be running your air systems more, make sure your air filter is new so the system is able to run at its full capacity. Clean is now a necessity. Strategically place sanitizing stations and disinfecting wipes for you and your employees to readily clean surfaces throughout the workday. You’ll also want to post hand-washing signs and restock with ample soap and towels. In between your deep clean and when you reopen for business, you’ll want to limit your traffic to hopefully no visitors, in order to not introduce new germs after cleaning. You’ll still want to clean and disinfect on a regular basis, to reduce the odds of transference in your facility and thus reduce the odds of your employees, customers or clients from getting sick. Still, keep in mind that the next deep clean will be easier. Whether you’re battling a virus or everyday germs, it’s always easier to clean – when you have already been maintaining a clean environment. For even more information, you may want to check out the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to cleaning facilities.
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