Enhanced Building Hygiene
Achieve Enhanced Building Hygiene by disinfecting critical surfaces after a thorough cleaning to remove infectious agents from contaminated surfaces to break the chain of infection and protect building occupants.
Breaking the Chain of Infection
In Epidemiology, scientists study “The Chain of Infection,” the process through which disease transmits through an environment. Transmission occurs when the infectious agent (germ) leaves its reservoir through a portal of exit, is conveyed by some mode of transmission, and enters through an appropriate portal of entry to infect a susceptible host. Once the susceptible host is infected, they become a reservoir, and the process starts over. Enhanced Building Hygiene aims to break the chain of infection by disinfecting surfaces, preventing transmission to a susceptible host.
The Role of Electrostatic Sprayers in Enhanced Building Hygiene
4-Gallon Cordless Electrostatic Sprayer
The Electro-Mist 4B is a fast and effective sprayer with features that make it an essential element in your Building Hygiene Program.
- High capacity 4-gallon tank for up to 2.5 hours of spraying
- 12V maintenance-free battery for up to 10 hours of run time
- Optional 50-foot hose kit to cover large areas quickly.
Electrostatic sprayers improve the productivity of the Enhanced Building Hygiene processes and are especially useful if:
- There are a large number of high-risk, high-touch areas.
- There are large surfaces, like showers, bathroom stalls, tabletops, or auditorium seats that need disinfection.
- There are complex-shaped objects that need disinfection, like seating or toilets.
Enhanced Building Hygiene - Best Practices
- Identify higher risk areas where many people touch the same surfaces. Examples: doorknobs, switches, soap dispensers, waste receptacles, railings, seating in common meeting areas, and bathroom fixtures.
- Document a cleaning and disinfection procedure for these surfaces. Include the frequency of disinfection. For restrooms, we recommend surface disinfection every 24-hours. For other areas, we recommend disinfecting high-risk surfaces after routine cleaning. We also recommend disinfection after high-use events like a large gathering.
- Train cleaning staff and provide adequate time to complete the surface disinfection tasks. Always review the disinfectant chemical label to ensure that the disinfectant is dwelling on the surface for the proper amount of time.
Need More Expert Advice?
NSS has regional managers throughout North America to help steer you in the right direction. Use the “Start a conversation” button on our homepage to let us know who you are and where you’re located. One of our regional managers will reach out to consult with you about your cleaning operations.
The Extraordinary Impact of Infections on US Businesses and Institutions
Enhanced Building Hygiene is good business. Eliminating germs on surfaces reduces the likelihood that your occupants will contract a disease. With fewer opportunities to become infected, building occupants stay healthier and more productive.
20 million cases per year
400,000 Emergency Room Visits
$1.4 billion healthcare costs
Survives up to 3 weeks on surfaces
Common Cold 3,10
500 million cases
122 million doctor visits
6 million emergency room visits
70 million work-days missed
189 million school days missed
$40 billion total costs
Survives up to 7 hours on surfaces
33+ million cases
2+ million hospitalizations
~ $16 trillion, globally
Survives up to 3 days on surfaces
9 – 45 million cases
140,000 – 810,000 hospitalizations
12,000 – 61,000 deaths
17 million work-days missed
$11 – $87 billion total costs
Survives up to 2 days on surfaces
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