What's a thorough clean?

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In these times of great uncertainty, it can feel like guidelines and best practices shift and change daily. Indeed, when it comes to cleaning workplaces, there is no formal certification, no government oversight, and little true understanding of how to judge the cleanliness of a space. Add to this uncertainty, a myriad of different interpretations on the actual process of how to disinfect surfaces to reduce risk.

That’s why you need an Industrial Hygienist.

DEFINITION: Industrial Hygiene is the discipline of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling health hazards in the working environment with the objective of protecting worker health and well-being and safeguarding the community at large.

When you hire a cleaning crew to decontaminate a space, an Industrial Hygienist can validate your level of cleanliness, or confirm the presence or absence of pathogens such as COVID-19. They can also work with your cleaning provider (during or post cleaning) to recommend efficient and effective cleaning procedures based on your specific site workflow, equipment use, and foot traffic. This means you get more than just a ‘generic’ clean.

Failure to consult with a Hygienist can unfortunately result in a false sense of security and potentially expose employees, the public, and your business to unnecessary risks.

So, how do you validate clean?

Industrial Hygienists use on-site abatement verification assessments, which includes qualitative and real-time testing of surfaces (surficial swabbing) for residual organic material with the use of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) bioluminescence. Additional laboratory analysis can confirm the presence or absence of COVID-19 on non-porous objects. The level of cleanliness that is acceptable, is established based on site-specific data and the Industrial Hygienist’s evaluation of the qualitative testing results.

An Industrial Hygienist helps to determine your level of risk. They are specifically trained in best practices for preventing or reducing the contamination of environmental surfaces.

Consult with a Pario Industrial Hygienist today:1.888.762.4667 or pario@pario.ca.