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Cleaning for Health (not Just Appearance)

Presenter: Rosie D. Lyles, MD

Channels: BSC Focus, Educational Quick Clips, Health & Safety, Residential, Standards

You’ve heard the saying “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” In the world of cleaning, that translates to “Just because a surface looks clean doesn’t mean it’s free of germs.” In this Educational Quick Clip, Rosie D. Lyles explains the difference between cleaning for appearance and cleaning for health. She also offers expert tips on how to choose the right product for the job, where to use disinfecting wipes, and how to kill germs even on soft surfaces. 

About the Presenter

Rosie D. Lyles, MD previously worked with the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, where she educated and trained health care workers on best practices to keep facilities clean. She has also collaborated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as writing more than a dozen scholarly papers on infection control and prevention.

Additional Resources

ISSA-TV: Cleaning Improves More Than the Bottom Line    

ISSA Professional Development Center: Microbiology for Cleaning Workers Simplified The Difference Between Sanitizing and Disinfecting