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May 2013 Feature 3

The Rainbow Of Sustainability

Establishing a color-coding system through symbolization is a simple way to practice resource reduction and promote sustainable operation.

May 17, 2013
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Color-coding To Curb Cross-contamination

  • Red — high risk:Would apply to tools, equipment and chemicals used for cleaning toilets, urinals, floors, operating areas, etc.
  • Yellow — moderate to high risk:Would include tools used for cleaning infectious and isolation areas of a hospital as well as door handles and other high-touch areas
  • Green — moderate to low risk:Typically applies to foodservice and other dining areas
  • Blue — low risk:Would include clerical and other areas that pose minimal risks for cross-contamination.

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