Environmental Service Department Management
Whether you manage a hospital, surgical center, medical clinic or other health care facility, outsourcing your Environmental Service Department can help enhance patient safety and customer care, improve infection control, raise HCAHPS scores and ensure regulatory compliance. A well-run Environmental Service Department, and one that is compliant with all federal, state, and local regulations, protects the reputation of your health care facility. Our OctoClean franchise owners maintain safety compliance training for OSHA, HIPPA, & Blood borne Pathogens.
Outsourcing medical cleaning services can have a significant impact on your budget. With outsourced cleaning services, you save money on maintenance, employment, equipment, uniforms, inventory, and other related expenses. In addition, professional janitorial companies get the best pricing on equipment and supplies. You benefit from their cost saving.
At OctoClean, we train our hospital and healthcare cleaning professionals in Exposure Control Plan & Compliance, Blood Borne Pathogen Standard, Hazardous Communication Standard, MSDS Compliance Chemical Handling, Label Compliance Standard and Drug Testing Methods.
At OctoClean, we take great pride in what we do. We understand that health care budgets may have you searching for cost-savings measures, but that doesn’t mean that you have to sacrafice a clean and compliant health care facility. Protect the health and safety of every person that enters your building and improve your reputation. Contact our office today at 1-888-540-0828 for more information on our Environmental Service Department Management.
Disinfecting wipes can be extremely effective at killing germs and are really convenient. But do not confuse disinfection with sterilization. Disinfection is not designed to kill all organisms, but rather to simply reduce the number of organisms on a surface, which is what these wipes will do.
The CDC recommends that you follow these steps below to wash your hands the right way every time: Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Be sure to lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice. Rinse your hands well under clean, running water. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.
Keep in mind that bleach is a disinfectant, not a cleaner. Bleach will kill germs but will not really clean dirt and residue from surfaces. To do that, you need to scrub and rinse the surfaces first, and then apply a bleach solution.
In 1991 Charles and Yvonne Stowe looked for a business that would provide challenge, growth and opportunity. They founded Service Pros, an employee-run janitorial company. Today we are known as OctoClean.
We are a commercial cleaning business with a difference. Our franchise owners are trained, motivated and energetic to make a difference for your business, knowing your satisfaction is the key to their success. Continue reading…