CMM Weekly News Recap—July 12, 2019

July 12, 2019

Speaking about being grateful for the work professional cleaners perform, this week’s news again looks at the myriad of responsibilities they face to help keep the public healthy and safe. Effective cleaning can help protect vulnerable people from health care-acquired infections, such as the newborns who contracted methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Children’s Hospital. Hospital officials have put isolation protocols in place to help eliminate the spread of the disease and are ramping up infection control procedures, such as thorough cleaning and disinfection of high-touch surfaces.

Attention to cleaning detail not only helps to protect the youngest citizens, but also the oldest, as evidenced by several North Dakota nursing homes cited for safety concerns, such as improper housekeeping practices. Properly trained and conscientious workers know not to leave cleaning chemicals unattended and how to keep resident rooms and facility floors clean and smelling fresh.

The question of hotel room cleanliness is another common concern. A laundry service for hotels in China is installing microchips on bedsheets, pillowcases and towels. Using their cell phones, hotel guests scan a code on the linen and towels to learn the date the item was washed.

And don’t even get us started on the inconvenience of toilet clogs in public restrooms. At least the perpetrator was caught and made to answer for his actions.

If the facilities you frequent are well cleaned and maintained, take time to thank the janitors and acknowledge them for making your life happier and healthier.


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