It is this time of year that the public must be especially aware of the information provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Foundation of Infectious Diseases and other public health organizations and follow through on their suggestions.
The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) is pleased to share answers to the following healthcare-related questions posed by a visitor to The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) site.
According to a recent survey, two-thirds of consumers would refuse to patronize establishments such as restaurants or hotels with dirty restrooms, and more than half said they would likely review a business more negatively — online or offline — based on whether the restroom was clean.
The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) Educational Center and Website is actively supporting the dissemination of "Green Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting: A Toolkit for Early Care and Education."
Using “cleaning” chemicals without carefully following directions is putting the cart before the horse, because chemicals used improperly can’t do the intended job.
Public restrooms have a reputation for being unsanitary, germy hotspots. This is because many people do not wash their hands properly and spread germs to highly-touched surfaces like sink faucets, door handles and paper towel dispensers.
Reducing the spread of bacteria can be one of the biggest challenges that face the building and custodial service industry. Few places can impact this as much as the restroom.
Healthcare facilities across the nation continue to try to strike a balance between environmental disinfectants that are effective in reducing or destroying undesirable microbes, while ensuring patient and employee safety and protecting furnishings and surfaces.
In the beginning was the mop; in the middle was the mop; and, we still have the mop. The basic tools used to clean rooms, even hospital rooms, haven’t evolved a great deal over the past decades.