· Contract cleaner — 33 percent
· Health care facility/nursing home — 17 percent
· K-12 school — 16 percent
· College or university — 14 percent
· Office/government building — 8 percent
· Industrial/manufacturing facility — 8 percent
· Hospitality — 3 percent
· Airport — 1 percent.The first question we asked in our online survey was: Has H1N1 news made you change your cleaning focus?
· We put hand sanitizers throughout the plant. We are concentrating on more cleaning of touch-type surfaces. We''ve put posters up to promote washing of hands, covering coughs, etc.
· Training staff on how and were to use disinfectant cleaners and, most importantly, training on proper hand washing.
· Focusing on using "clean" cleaning towels daily and "clean" mop heads. More laundry. Using only hospital-grade germicidal in "all" areas of building with special attention to door knobs and push plates.
· More time spent on prevention.
· The focus has changed only in the sense that we have to caution the uninformed who overreact and want to hit everything with a sodium hypochlorite or bleach product. It''s unnecessary, ill-advised and poses distinct respiratory problems. An ordinary hospital-approved disinfectant — generally a quaternary ammonium product — works very well. H1N1 should not trigger extraordinary response. Routine and appropriate daily cleaning and disinfection is not simply adequate, but ideal.
· Increased frequencies of ceiling-to-floor cleaning from once annually to quarterly. Also, installed alcohol-based hand sanitizer dispensers at all restrooms, mailrooms and conference rooms. We made alcohol-based hand sanitizer pump bottles available in all office suites.
· Committee has been set up to determine best practices, such as keyboard cleaning, fitness center equipment cleaning, etc.