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How You Can Help Stop the Spread of Covid-19 & Other Highly Contagious Diseases

As we enter the Fall season, there are many things your healthcare practice, business, or facility will need to brace for. We’re entering flu season, while still in the midst of a global pandemic. Luckily, many governing agencies have provided full guidelines for taking measures to prepare yourself, your staff, and your workplace. The health experts continue evaluating recommendations and procedures to help keep the population safe and help prevent the spread of highly contagious diseases. We all must continue to do our part. As a provider of healthcare services or a business that generates or handles medical waste, there are things we can all do to ensure everyone’s safety and help stop the spread of germs and Covid-19.

Covid Safety

Proper Prevention Hygiene

Wash your hands frequently. Washing your hands is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of germs. The CDC recommends washing your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds. Be sure the proper hygiene procedures are posted around your facility. Practice social distancing and wear facial coverings as often as possible and/or according to CDC, state, or federal guidelines.  This should apply to you, your staff, patients/customers, as well as custodial staff.

Use Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) & Dispose of it Properly

PPE protects you, your staff, and patients or customers. It’s best to assess each staff members’ role and responsibilities to determine adequate PPE for each position. Use CDC recommendations to help guide you. Disposing of your PPE properly is just as important as having the right PPE. 

Clean and Sanitize Surfaces

Highly contagious diseases like Covid-19 can remain on surfaces such as countertops and doorknobs anywhere from hours up to several days. That’s why it’s so important to constantly clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.  The CDC has supplied details on how to adequately clean your facility. If you’re concerned about contamination as a result of a recent case or as a precautionary measure, decontamination or remediation services may be your next steps. We can help.  Click here to learn more about our Coronavirus decontamination remediation and emergency response services.

Properly Dispose of Medical Waste

Another critical way to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and other highly contagious diseases or viruses is to properly dispose of your medical waste. Make sure your receptacles designated for medical waste are properly identified. Review with staff and employees the appropriate waste to discard in your designated medical waste receptacles such as but not limited to:

  • Sharps containers
  • Contaminated bandages and gauze
  • Dressings and other PPE
  • Contaminated gloves
  • Blood contaminated items
  • View/print our “Know Where to Throw” guide

Afterward, hire a trusted, qualified biomedical waste company to pick up and dispose of all your medical waste so that you can have confidence knowing it’s been treated in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations which are design to keep everyone safe and help prevent the spread of diseases. Have peace of mind so you can continue to focus on safely caring for patients.

Let’s Work Together to Slow the Spread

Biomedical Waste Services is here to help you tackle Covid-19 and other contagious viruses. We can help you stay safe and stay clean with our biohazardous waste removal services. Let’s all do our part to slow the spread and keep everyone healthy. Call or contact us today to see how we can help your practice or business this Fall.

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