Pink Team is offering a one time disinfecting procedure/ cleaning services in Lafayette, West Lafayette and Indianapolis which follows CDC guidelines products.
Disinfection and Sanitation services also available in the state of Connecticut.
What do we need to do if we have a confirmed case of COVID-19 in a person who either an employee or has visited my facility?
We believe that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the authority on responses to the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. Their recommendation is to first remove the infected person from your facility. We recommend that they follow their route of entry on their way out and that you provide them with a surgical-type mask to keep them from spreading the virus through coughing and sneezing. Next, isolate the areas that the person visited and remove your employees and others from those areas. Call Pink Team and we will discuss the situation with you and help you develop a plan.
The General Duty Clause of The Occupational Safety & Health Act of 1970 requires employers to furnish to each worker “employment and a place of employment, which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm.” 29 USC 654(a)(1).
According to an OSHA Letter of Interpretation, employers can be cited for violation of the General Duty Clause if a recognized serious hazard exists in their workplace and the employer does not take reasonable steps to prevent or abate the hazard. The General Duty Clause is used only where there is no standard that applies to the particular hazard. The following elements are necessary to prove a violation of the General Duty Clause:
The employer failed to keep the workplace free of a hazard to which employees of that employer were exposed; The hazard was recognized; The hazard was causing or was likely to cause death or serious physical harm; and
There was a feasible and useful method to correct the hazard. OSHA outlines standards that relate to handling COVID-19 in the workplace. If a COVID-19 infected employee comes to work and infects others, this may be a violation of the General Duty Clause that could lead to a violation if the hazard was recognized and not corrected. Correction would come by quarantine of the infected employee (not allowing him/her to return to work) and a disinfection of the work area.
Additionally, only the flu and common cold infections in the workplace are exempted from OSHA’s Recordkeeping and Reporting requirements. If an employee is infected by COVID-19 in the workplace, the illness must be recorded on the OSHA 300 Log and if it results in a hospitalization or fatality, it must be reported to OSHA. In the case of a fatality, OSHA will conduct an investigation and a citation and fine could result if the General Duty Clause was found to be violated.
While a room fogger may be effective at disinfecting some viruses and bacteria, the CDC currently does not have foggers listed in their disinfection procedure for SARS-CoV-2. The CDC recommends a two-step process that begins with a cleaning of the surface first, followed by disinfection with an EPA Registered disinfectant with emerging virus kill claims.
How long can the virus survive on a surface? Can’t I just wait for it to die and avoid cleaning and disinfecting?
The CDC reports that the virus has been detected in the air for as much as 3 hours after it is aerosolized and up to 17 days on some inanimate surfaces. Not all surfaces have been tested and it is not yet know how much of the virus material is required to contract COVID-19. CDC currently does not have enough information about SARS-CoV-2 to be able to make a definitive statement on how long to quarantine an area for it to be reduced to an acceptable risk level. For these reasons, the cleaning and disinfection processes described by CDC continue to be the recommendation of Pink Team.
There is no restriction against an employer cleaning and disinfection their own facility; however, there are certain regulatory requirements that must be met in order to be in compliance with OSHA and EPA regulations:
OSHA’s Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) standards (29 CFR 1910 Subpart I), require training when using gloves, eye and face protection, and respiratory protection.
When respirators are necessary to protect workers, employers must implement a comprehensive respiratory protection program in accordance with the OSHA’s Respiratory Protection standard (29 CFR 1910.134). This includes a written program, respirator fit tests and medical clearance to wear air purifying respirators. NOTE: Facemasks that are worn to protect others from the spread of pathogens and not to protect the wearer do not have the fit test and medical clearance requirements.
OSHA has issued a statement regarding COVID-19 Waste: “…use typical engineering and administrative controls, safe work practices, and PPE, such as puncture-resistant gloves and face and eye protection, to prevent worker exposure to the waste streams (or types of wastes), including any contaminants in the materials, they manage. Such measures can help protect workers from sharps and other items that can cause injuries or exposures to infectious materials.” Failure to properly manage the waste could lead to cross-contamination and further infection risks.
CDC says that most household disinfectants are effective at reducing the risk of infection, but it is important to use only disinfectants that are registered with the EPA. Specifically, those that have emerging virus claims offer the best protection against SARS-CoV-2 pathogens.
OSHA has recently issued a pamphlet entitled, Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19. This document is valuable source of information for employers who want to address the COVID-19 situation. It will help identify at risk employees and provide risk mitigation strategies to employ.
A Cleaner Workplace
Improve productivity and professional image with the help of Pink Team Cleaning Services. The condition of your office reflects on your business to both customers and employees. Getting work done in a cluttered, chaotic environment can be difficult. Likewise, clients can be left wondering how you can serve them if you can’t keep your own office clean. Ensure a good impression with your commitment to a clean, tidy office where people can feel comfortable and motivated.
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Office Cleaning Services – Lafayette, West Lafayette, & Indianapolis, IN
Pink Team Cleaning Services makes sure your office is clean and presentable to create the highest impression.
Excessive dust can agitate allergies, inhibit equipment, and leave a sorry impression on your clients and co-workers. Pink Team Cleaning Services removes the worry – and the dust – with thorough attention to detail. We work quickly, efficiently, and professionally to leave your office truly clean, tidy, and allergy-inhibited.
It’s the little things that leave the biggest impression; like paper scraps and food crumbs on your carpets. A clean carpet reflects a business that cares about the little things – just what your customers are looking for! Pink Team vacuums both obvious and hidden areas for a truly professional appearance.
Sweeping (Hard Floors)
Debris collects fast on hard floors. This creates a look of apathy to the condition of your office. Pink Team Cleaning Services restores the professional look of your space by thoroughly sweeping your hard floors, including the dust and debris collecting in corners and under furniture.
Lafayette weather is hard on floors; salt and snow in the winter, dust in the summer and mud in the spring and fall. Some mop jobs just spread the dirt, leaving smears and smudges. Pink Team Cleaning Services removes the dirt quickly and thoroughly, leaving your floors shining clean!
Clean inside windows
Do you pay attention to details? No doubt your customer does! Let the sunshine in and ensure a quality impression with sparkling clean windows. Pink Team techniques eliminate dirt, fingerprints, and smudges without leaving streaks behind. With Pink Team, you’ll see more clearly the beauty of truly clean windows!
Familiarity can cause details to escape you. A new client, however, will see everything! Pink Team is trained to notice and eliminate dirt and smudges on your fixtures. Your customers will notice an office that is clean and professional-looking, down to the last detail.
Hygenic and Worry-free
You’ve experienced the difference between restrooms that are clean and tidy, versus those that are germy, neglected and dirty. Which impression do you want your clients and employees remembering about your office?
Pink Team Cleaning Services will provide you with health-promoting, worry-free restrooms that your clients and employees will appreciate. Pink Team’s work will leave your restrooms both disinfected and sparkling clean. You’re workers will feel comfortable, appreciated, and safe. Your visitors will feel relaxed and impressed.
Restroom Cleaning Services – Lafayette & West Lafayette, IN
A clean restroom says a lot about your facilities. Pink Team Cleaning Services keeps it tidy.
Clean and Disinfect
Spreading germs can mean rising absenteeism for your company. Pink Team Cleaning Services reduces the risk of health-related absences by leaving your restrooms thoroughly clean and disinfected. We cover surface areas, sinks, mirrors, doors and handles – and of course, the dreaded toilets and urinals, leaving you worry-free!
Trash, toilet paper scraps and debris can cause your floors to leave a bad impression of your business. With Pink Team, your floors will reflect same care and concern for details that you expect in the rest of your company. We make a clean sweep – including corners and hidden spots.
No one wants to think about the need for mopping in the bathroom; with Pink Team Cleaning Services, you won’t have to! We cover all the details, including cleaning around the base of the toilets and other nooks and crannies. Your floors will be both sparkling clean and disinfected!
Germs collect with discarded debris, especially in your restroom waste bins. Pink Team Cleaning keeps your restrooms tidy and promotes good health by emptying waste bins and removing trash. No more overstuffed receptacles that no one wants to empty; Pink Team takes care of it so you don’t have to!
Have you ever been stuck with wet hands or worse because the restroom had no hand towels, soap, or toilet paper? Pink Team Cleaning eliminates this frustration by including product replacement in their services. You can think about more important details, knowing that Pink Team will cover the rest!
One-Time and Recurring Cleaning Of Your Location
Your needs are unique, and Pink Team Cleaning Services knows it. We offer a variety of services, from regular cleanings to one-time “make-over’s”.
Pink Team will clean your office for a special event, whether it’s an office party or a VIP visit. Call them to restore your business to professional order afterward, too!
For steady use, you want steady cleaning. Pink Team Cleaning Services works with your schedule and frequency of need. We’ll maintain a clean environment so you can focus on your work.
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