Sanitation and disinfection in the workplace have proven to be key elements for safety since they prevent risks of contamination and infection. This is true especially in the case of offices, where spaces such as the kitchen and restrooms are shared, and more than one employee may work in the same room.
- What exactly is meant by sanitation and disinfection? Does the process really eliminate COVID-19?
- Is a sanitation and disinfection treatment mandatory? How many times does it have to be repeated?
- What to do after the environment has been sanitized?
The ISS (Italian National Institute of Health) declares that the transmission of virus infections, including SARS-CoV-2, is spread through close contact between people indoors, or through contact with contaminated objects and surfaces.
Studies have shown that Coronaviruses, including those responsible for SARS and MERS, can persist a few days on inanimate surfaces in optimal humidity and temperature conditions.
Authorities have identified periodical environmental sanitation and disinfection treatment as one of the most effective measures to contain and prevent the spread of Coronavirus in the workplace.
How does the environmental sanitation against viruses’ work?
A virucide disinfectant is distributed in the environment and premises to be treated via spraying or nebulization, paying particular attention to all contact surfaces. The treatment is administered when nobody is on the premises.
The specific product works when in contact with the surface, and it must be left on the surface until dry.