Person wearing PPE.

Step Three - Enhanced Facility Disinfection Program

Proper Infection Control Procedures

Strategic work plans are translated to into a detailed execution processes.

Extensive infection control is achieved through integration of:

  • CDC-recommended procedures
  • EPA-approved disinfectants
  • FDA-registered hand hygiene products

Hard (Non-Porous) Surfaces

Titan Sprayer Toilet

  • Read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products, especially with regard to concentration, application method, contact time, etc.
  • The CDC recommends pre-cleaning surfaces before applying disinfectant.
  • Apply solution of properly diluted (if applicable) disinfectant with a sponge, brush, cloth, mop, auto scrubber, mechanical spray device, coarse pump or trigger spray device. For spray applications, spray 6–8 inches from surface. Do not breathe spray.
  • Treated surfaces must remain wet for the required time period as noted on the disinfectant label.
  • Allow to air dry or wipe surface with a clean cloth or towel. If disinfecting a floor, pick up excess solution with auto scrubber, vacuum, or mop. Always clean out equipment and allow to air dry after disinfecting.
  • Prepare a fresh solution daily or when solution becomes visibly dirty.

Soft (Porous) Surfaces

No disinfectant can claim to disinfect soft surfaces. You may, however, sanitize with an EPA-registered soft surface sanitizer according to label directions.

  • Remove visible contamination if present and clean with appropriate cleaners indicated for use on these surfaces before applying disinfectant OR laundering
  • Applying disinfectant:
    • Mix Betco TriForce Disinfectant at a dilution rate of ½ ounce per gallon of water. Apply solution with a sprayer 6–8 inches from the surface and spray until the fabric is wet.
    • The fabric must remain wet for 5 minutes.
    • Allow fabric to air dry.
  • Laundering:
    • If items can be laundered, launder them in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions using the warmest appropriate water setting.
    • Dry items completely.
    • In order to minimize the possibility of dispersing germs through the air, do not shake dirty laundry.
    • Clean and disinfect hampers or other carts for transporting laundry according to guidance above for hard or soft surfaces.

Carpet Sprayer Disinfection


Floor Care Disinfectant

FastDraw Stealth

Recommended for use on VCT, LVT, or other non-porous coated floor types.

  • Use an EPA registered disinfectant from EPA List N
  • Use the correct dilution ratio as per manufacturer’s directions.
  • Apply the disinfectant solution to the floor with an automatic scrubber or mop and bucket.  WAIT the appropriate time as directed by the disinfectant label.
  • AFTER prescribed dwell time, pick up excess solution with automatic scrubber, vacuum or mop and dispose of used solution.
  • Clean out your automatic scrubber or mop bucket and let it air dry after disinfecting the floor.

Hand Hygiene Steps

Hand Washing Steps

  1. Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
  2. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  3. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
  4. Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
  5. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

Hand Sanitizer Steps

  • Apply the gel or foam product to the palm of one hand (read the label to learn the correct amount).

  • Rub your hands together.

  • Rub the gel over all the surfaces of your hands and fingers until your hands are dry. This should take around 8 seconds.

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