HAMILTON, OH — A White Paper on reducing the risk of the H1N1 influenza A (swine flu) virus in school settings has received so much attention by educators in the Ohio area that Kaivac Inc., which prepared the paper, is making it available to educators throughout the country, according to a press release.
Educators were impressed with the detail in the White Paper, providing administrators with specific steps they can take to keep their schools, students and staff healthy, the release stated.
Angelo Poneris, customer service manager for Valley Janitorial Supply, said: "If you take a close look at most of the information being released about H1N1 prevention, much of it is very generic, general, and even vague. This White Paper cuts right to the core of the problem so schools know what steps they can take to protect themselves. Outbreak cleaning requires a magnification of the entire cleaning process. Cleaning frequencies are intensified and school administrators and cleaning professionals are instructed what actions to take to help prevent the spread of disease."
The White Paper emphasizes the need for more science in cleaning, especially using science to prove that surfaces are hygienically clean with measuring devices like adenosine triphosphate (ATP) rapid measuring systems, preventing the spread of potentially harmful germs and bacteria, the release noted.
There is also discussion of the need for two cleaning programs or modes to deal with the risk of disease: Routine cleaning when there is not an imminent threat of a disease and outbreak cleaning when H1N1 or a similar threat does exist, the release added.