In 2020, proper PPE has become a requirement not only for those in the medical field but for people in most businesses and everyday life.
PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is worn to minimize exposure to hazards that cause serious workplace injuries and illnesses.
ISSA-GBAC general guidelines for PPE state, “PPE is intended for workers or individuals who enter spaces to clean and disinfect, where an infected or potentially infected individual is or has been infected with COVID-19.”
All commercial cleaning employees are provided with the proper PPE, but depending upon your business, you’ll want to make sure that you follow the best practices provided below.
- Provide proper PPE training dependent upon your businesses needs and requirements
- Masks are required in many areas – it’s important to follow these CDC guidelines outlined here for applying, wearing, and removing face masks in ALL businesses at the time of this publication.
- If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, or dealing with COVID-19, it’s important to follow these step by step guidelines by the CDC, as well as wearing: respirators, eye protection, gloves, gowns, and shoe covers.
In addition to PPE and proper training, it’s important to keep your business as clean as possible. You can do so by working with a reputable commercial cleaning company, scheduling regular routine cleanings, deeper cleanings (including applying disinfectant), and identifying your specific needs and goals with a cleaning specialist. By doing this, you can ensure the safety of your employees and customers.