Medical and Clinical Cleaning Requirements
The high volume of medical offices and clinics mean these areas are prone to high levels of pathogens which can cause illness, even death in some cases. Medical office cleaning requires having a working knowledge of OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) standards as well as CDC (Center for Disease Control) guidelines, and implementation of highly effective cleaning solutions.
The cleaning solutions must avoid cross contamination, disposing of bio-hazardous waste and material and utilizing sanitary cleaning practices which effectively destroy harmful viruses and bacteria. Surfaces must be cleaned thoroughly and often. This is not a job to leave to inexperienced employees. Professional cleaning services well trained in medical cleaning are mandatory for the health and safety of patients and employees.
Keeping Patients and Employees Healthy
The Center for Disease Control has guidelines that all medical offices and clinics must adhere to. A good professional cleaning service will insure those guidelines are met. That means a healthier office and inspections are less stressful and more successful. State or local authorities conduct regular inspections and investigate reports and outbreaks of illnesses. Following CDC and OSHA guidelines help lower the risk of needle injuries to employees or staff, as well as how to sanitize, disinfect and control blood and fluid pathogens.
Check that your medical office cleaning professionals are well versed in OSHA and CDC cleaning standards with special consideration for bloodborne pathogens and infectious disease control. Good cleaning practice means no cross contamination between examination rooms, restrooms and waiting areas and all surfaces are disinfected. Disinfectants should be safe but powerful and effective to kill all common pathogens. Clinics and medical offices depend on the expertise of professional cleaners and their work directly affects not only the success of the business, but the health and safety of the community.