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OSHA’s COVID-19 Guidance Recommends Routine Cleaning and Disinfection

The swell of delta variant cases across the country has led federal officials to update COVID-19 recommendations for unvaccinated and at-risk workers, giving you as an employer the opportunity to consider what your company is doing to provide a safe, healthy working environment. Please continue to read to find out what the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new guidance means for your business.

Learn about OSHA’s COVID-19 Guidance for Employers

The updated OSHA’s COVID-19 guidance, which was issued on August 13, recommends that employers engage workers and their representatives to establish multilayered interventions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, including the regular cleaning and disinfecting of workplaces.

To achieve the utmost protection, your commercial cleaning and disinfecting procedures should be conducted routinely according to the CDC recommendations and the standards established by OSHA for hazard communication and personal protective equipment when working with cleaning chemicals.

From day one, Imperial Cleaning has been protecting its customers by following CDC and OSHA COVID-19 guidance. We provide commercial cleaning and disinfecting services, including the Imperial Shield, for all types of facilities.

In addition, Imperial Cleaning offers emergency services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, if an unexpected outbreak occurs.

Learn about OSHA's COVID-19 guidance

Other Recommended COVID-19 Precautions to Take

  1. In all communal work areas, protect unvaccinated, at-risk workers by physical distancing.
  2. To prevent or reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19, all infected workers, unvaccinated workers who have been in close contact with someone who tests positive for SARS-CoV-2, and all workers with symptoms should remain at home from work.
  3. Unless their work requires a respirator or other PPE, provide face coverings or surgical masks to unvaccinated workers and others at risk. Vaccinated workers and those at risk should be provided with face coverings at no cost by their employers.

Educating Your Workforce

Use accessible formats and a language that your employees can understand to educate and train them about COVID-19 policies and procedures.

Unvaccinated and otherwise at-risk workers should receive communications in plain language that they can understand (including foreign languages and American Sign Language if applicable) and in a format that individuals with disabilities can easily access, including basic information about COVID-19, such as:

  • How it spreads
  • How to prevent it
  • Ventilation
  • Vaccinations
  • Face coverings
  • Hand hygiene

OSHA's COVID-19 guidance is helpful to employers

What Imperial is Doing to Protect You and Your Employees

Many businesses have already adopted OSHA's COVID-19 guidance. But, on the other hand, you as an employer can do your very best to protect your workers by staying up to date with the latest guidance issued by the federal government.

Imperial Cleaning will continue to monitor any updates, revisions, or recommendations from OSHA and the CDC. You can stay in accordance with federal COVID-19 guidance by receiving commercial cleaning or other janitorial services that we provide. The foundations of Imperial Cleaning’s success over the last 27 years have been grounded in our three core values: honesty, reliability, and customer satisfaction.

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