Webinar: Cleaning for COVID-19
Cleaning for COVID-19: The Scientific Evidence on What Really Works
As we progress through 2020 it has become apparent that the issues around coronavirus and hygiene are not going to disappear quickly. Instead, we need to adapt to the new normal when it comes to surface cleaning and disinfecting. The cleaning industry is at the forefront of this new approach, and at the frontline of keeping our communities safe and operational.
The risks of virus transmission via contaminated surfaces is just one of many issues but there are other and more substantial risks to cleaning staff from this virus. Based on evidence, the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus sits somewhere in the middle of the risk zone for survival and risk of transmission via a fomite surface. But this virus can and does contaminate personal protective equipment (PPE) as well. Hand hygiene, even for cleaning staff, remains an essential safety tool for use while on the job. Thorough surface cleaning and disinfecting is imperative to ensure that any potentially contaminated surface is left in a clean and hygienic condition.
This webinar will cover the following topics:
- Effective environmental surface cleaning and disinfection
- The importance of effective biofilm removal
- The dangers of contaminated PPE for cleaning staff.
Presenter: Dr. Greg Whiteley
Dr. Greg Whiteley is an Adjunct Fellow in the School of Medicine at Western Sydney University and the chairman of Whiteley Corp., a privately owned, medical product manufacturing company based in Australia. He has been a member of ISSA for more than 40 years and has previously served as president of the National Cleaning Suppliers Association in Australia (now part of the ISSA).
His ongoing research interests focus on biofilms found within healthcare settings, healthcare hygiene, and the cleanliness of medical devices.
Dr. Whiteley is the collaboration partner study director for a current research project within the School of Medicine at Sydney University investigating novel solutions for biofilm mediated infections and contamination involving diseases such as cystic fibrosis and chronic wounds.
November 11 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Cleaning for COVID-19: The Scientific Evidence on What Really Works As we progress through 2020 it has become apparent that the issues … full detail