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Flu, Norovirus and RSV Prevention

This year there are two additional viruses to be on the lookout for. Outbreaks of RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) and Norovirus have recently made headlines across the nation. Although the flu and norovirus are typically prevalent starting in Autumn spilling into Spring. This year RSV has stuck around past its season that usually peaks in July for the United States, leading to an estimated 58,000-80,000 hospitalizations among children younger than 5 years old and 60,000-120,000 hospitalizations among adults 65 and older.

What is the impact these outbreaks have on the health of our building occupants and communities? Based on nationwide data provided by the CDC, there are roughly 430,000 hospitalizations per year between these three highly contagious viruses. Putting the health of our students, employees, and customers first is the top priority. Facility management is heavily relied on by so many to provide a safe and healthy environment to work, learn and continue our established daily routines. With proper cleaning strategies and supplies combined with expert training and education tools, you can help protect your building occupants against the viral trifecta of the season.

With all three viral pathogens in circulation this flu season, helping your building occupants avoid getting sick is more important than ever. At first glance, this may seem like a daunting task given the seasonal “tridemic” on the rise, but with these six steps you can help prevent the spread of the flu, RSV and norovirus.

6 Steps to Building Occupant Wellness

Step 1: Enhanced Hand Hygiene Solutions

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80% of all infectious diseases are spread by touch – clean hands save lives, and create a healthier building environment.

Encourage your building occupants to practice the 1-2-3 of Hand Hygiene, which is:

Step 2: Comprehensive Surface Cleaning Solutions

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Dirty surfaces create ideal conditions for pathogenic microbes to survive and thrive – clean surfaces decrease pathogenic microbes, and create a healthier building environment

  • Cleaning Chemicals – Restrooms, Hard Floors, Carpets, General Surfaces
  • Cleaning Chemical Dispensing Systems
  • Cleaning Tools – Microfiber, Mops, Wipes, Brushes, Scrubbing Pads
  • Cleaning Equipment

Step 3: High-Touch Surface Disinfecting Solutions

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High-touch surfaces are a potential source for pathogen transfer to building occupants – 
targeted disinfection of high-touch surfaces will inactivate and suppress the growth of harmful pathogens, and create a healthier building environment

  • Disinfectant Chemicals
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Cleaning Chemical and Disinfectant Dispensing Systems
  • Disinfectant Applicators – Sprayers, Buckets, Wipes, Misters, Foggers, Electrostatic Sprayers

Step 4: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Safety Solutions

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Cleaning and disinfecting facilities results in opportunities for potential exposure to hazards – appropriate use of PPE will protect users against these health and safety risks, and create a healthier building environment

  • Gloves
  • Safety Glasses, Goggles, and Face Shields
  • Face Masks and Respirators
  • Aprons, Gowns, Booties, and Apparel
  • Thermometers

Step 5: Indoor Biological Pollutant Source Control Solutions

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Other sources for indoor pollutants and pathogens can be found throughout a facility – identifying these sources and employing effective facility maintenance strategies can limit potential exposure to indoor pollutants and pathogens, and create a healthier building environment

Step 6: Cleaning Industry Expertise and Training Solutions

Misapplication and misuse of cleaning and disinfecting solutions can lead to ineffective results, and even potential injury –
partnering with a trusted adviser can help to optimize results, and create a healthier building environment

  • Cleaning and Disinfecting Standard Operating Procedures
  • Ongoing Training Support – On-Site, In-Class, Online
  • Signage and Communication
  • Cleaning Industry Expertise and Knowledge

Learn more facility occupant wellness best practices in the following brochures

KleenLine Handwash High-Capacity
KleenLine Towel System
KleenLine No-Touch Towel Dispenser
WAXIE HP Disinfectants
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KleenLine Handwash Counter Mount
Touch-Free Restroom Solutions
KleenLine Touch-Free Restroom Solutions
WAXIE Bioactive Maintenance
WAXIE Bioactive Maintenance
KleenLine Foam Handwash
Cleaning & Disinfecting
WAXIE Solution Station
WAXIE Bioactive Maintenance
Indoor Air Quality

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