Is Your Business Ready Post-COVID?
With the impact of COVID-19 felt nationwide, this past year has been a challenge for all businesses in the DC area. With cases on the decline, it may be tempting to leap back into business as usual. However, it is important to consider the health and safety of employees and visitors when planning a return to the office or scaling back restrictions. There are a number of steps your organization can take to make the work environment cleaner, healthier, and safer for everyone. Here is a guide to some of the most effective strategies.
Space Out Your Work Areas
If your building has the room, space out your work areas or rearrange workstations so that employees are at least 6 feet away from each other when possible. This limits the accidental spread of illnesses through everyday interactions like talking, coughing, or passing files and equipment back and forth.
Use Single-Use Products
Where possible and practical, use single-use products like paper plates and cups, plastic utensils, paper towels, specimen cups, and more. This prevents the spread of microbes when collecting and washing utensils. Print out extra copies of documents, reports, worksheets, and other paperwork to minimize close contact and sharing of materials.
Dedicate a team to cleaning and sterilizing common areas often, like offices, lobbies, bathrooms, and more. Pay special attention to high-contact areas like doorknobs, light switches, remote controls, phones, keypads, locks, and elevator buttons.
Create a Comprehensive Risk Management Plan
With new variants of COVID-19 circulating, as well as a wide range of other illnesses, it is important to create a risk management plan that addresses all your cleaning and decontamination procedures, as well as employee duties and responsibilities, risk management policies, enforcement standards, contamination response procedures, and more. Follow that up with employee education and training to make sure your organization is as ready as possible to help prevent the spread of new pathogens.
Sterilize and Decontaminate Regularly
For the greatest protection of your employees and guests, consider coordinating with an outside specialist to make sure your building, work areas, and equipment are as clean and safe as possible. A professional decontamination service can give you the peace of mind to know that you have taken every precaution to protect the health of your employees.
Commercial Decontamination Services in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC
When you need an experienced team to help make your facility clean and safe before it opens back up, talk to our experts at Inspirion Biosciences. We specialize in commercial decontamination services for all types of businesses, and our innovative process is extremely effective, with a virtually 100% kill rate for pathogens like bacteria and viruses.
We use chlorine dioxide gas to reach every square inch of the room to be disinfected, and our decontamination agent can reach deep into the tiniest recesses of lab equipment, shop equipment, tools, and more, leaving it clean and virus-free. We can isolate certain areas, tent off equipment, and use other procedures to maximize the effectiveness of the process for critical locations and equipment. Our decontamination services are ideal for:
- Retail stores
- Medical facilities
- Production facilities
- Manufacturing facilities
- Laboratory equipment
- Shop equipment
- Computer equipment
- Food preparation equipment
- Doctors’ offices
- Operating rooms
- And much more
We also offer mobile decontamination services for vehicles and equipment, as well as contract decontamination services as often as necessary to keep your faultily clean and operating normally. Our experts can work directly with your team to develop and implement a comprehensive BioRisk management plan to help you respond appropriately to health and safety risks at your facility.
Call Inspirion Biosciences at (301) 304-8191 or contact us online to schedule decontamination services or to speak with our specialists today.