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Correctly Cleaning Company COVID Cars

7/1/2021 (Permalink)

Once the pandemic hit, we’ve all become obsessed with making sure everything we use day to day is clean. And now a business must be disinfected to reopen, even just to employees. However, when we’re sanitizing our business’s computers, doorknobs, stair railings, etc, we can sometimes forget about the outside of our businesses. If your company has a car that is driven to clients or even just driven by multiple people in a day, the risk of spread there is just as real as it is in the actual office. It’s important to remember that, especially when using a communal vehicle. Yet how do you clean the inside of the car between people? Luckily the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), has posted a list of guidelines for just this kind of situation;

  • Before each shift, clean commonly touched objects such as steering wheels and radio controls
  • Wear disposable gloves when cleaning
  • If a surface is visibly dirty, use soap and water to clean it before using disinfectants
  • For surfaces like door handles and seat belt buckles, clean with the same disinfectants used in the office
  • For surfaces like seats and headrests, use disinfectants recommended by the manufacturer to prevent chemicals from getting trapped in the porous surface
  • Gloves should be thrown out after being used to clean the car, do not reuse
  • After cleaning, be sure to wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds
  • Ensure that employees driving the cars follow the guidelines of your company

It can be easy to get to the car, just take the mask off, and relax, completely forgetting that bacteria and viruses can be transmitted in the car just as easily as they can be in your office. Especially if you're driving the car alone. Make sure that your employees are practicing good safety precautions before and during the use of the company cars. Stay safe and healthy during your work hours, both in the office and in the car.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov

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