OpenWorks was featured as a community authority by InBusiness Magazine regarding how businesses and schools should prepare to reopen to ensure a safe and healthy environment.
OpenWorks COO, Liz Caracciolo, shared a recent survey that found that while many people indicate that their highest priority for their workplace is cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces as well as restrooms and kitchens, just three-in-five companies saw the need to increase the frequency of their disinfecting efforts.
An overwhelming 75% of business leaders said they did not plan on, or were not sure about, adding additional daily, or even weekly, disinfection to their cleaning routines.
This is contrary to the CDC’s recommendation that frequently-touched surfaces and objects – like door handles, desks, phones, light switches, and faucets – be cleaned and disinfected at least daily, and that certain public-space surfaces and objects – like shopping carts and point of sale keypads –be cleaned and disinfected before each use.
It is alarming that some employers do not plan on increasing the frequency of their disinfecting efforts to help reduce the spread of germs. It is equally concerning to see some businesses equipping their employees, who have not been properly trained, with DIY disinfectants and sanitizers. This is not only ineffective but could prove to be dangerous.
Cleaning and disinfecting are essential services best delivered by experienced professionals who follow CDC guidelines and use EPA-approved products. Commercial cleaning crews are professionally trained and certified to adhere to strict protocols that meet regulatory standards, and they wear personal protective equipment to minimize their own risk.
As an award-winning national commercial cleaning provider, OpenWorks cleans and disinfects thousands of healthcare facilities, schools, and businesses across the country, and the need for our services continues to increase.
OpenWorks can say with great authority that the impact of this pandemic on the workplace is very real; deciding not to increase your cleaning and disinfecting efforts could be the gateway to a host of unknown repercussions.
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