CHECKLIST for Cross Contamination

Keep the following rules in mind:

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Reinforce the importance of washing hands.

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Provide sufficient cleaning time. Allowing disinfectants and sanitizers to stay on surface manufactured required time frame.

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Simply touching a contaminated surface and then coming into contact with another surface will quickly spread diseases around any facility. “Cold and influenza viruses are found on 30 percent of surfaces in commercial offices,” says Dr. Charles Gerba Ph.D., microbiology professor at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

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Using color-coded mop heads, buckets, microfiber cloths and other hand tools will help reduce the potential for cross-contamination by ensuring tools used to clean high-risk areas stay in those areas and that other tools don’t enter.

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Cleaning several areas with the same mop/cloth will quickly spread microorganisms. We keep Janitorial Closets organized and clean so microorganisms can not attach to cleaning equipment and spread through-out.