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Industry experts discussed the state of the public restroom and explored the cleaning challenges that these rooms offer.
Despite being a top priority, reducing bioburden in the restroom is a tough job in an already challenging environment.
As the seasons change from summer to fall, and with winter now in full swing, something else is knocking down the door of offices, schools and businesses everywhere: Cold and flu season.
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.
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.
Color coding, matting systems, hand washing and proper training can all contribute to an effective infection control program.
We are taught from a very young age that clean hands are important; as children, we are instructed to wash them before eating, after visiting the restroom, following contact with sick individuals and any time they appear dirty.
Besides a person’s health, the cleanliness of a work environment has a direct effect on employee morale, productivity and attendance.
Traditionally healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are becoming community-acquired and have found their way into other public spaces, presenting challenges to cleaning professionals regardless of where they work.