Sponsored by Clorox Professional Products Company - Illness can have major implications for schools – from absenteeism to school closures and negative press caused by outbreaks. And at no time is this more prevalent than during cold and flu season each winter. Each year, productivity losses linked to absenteeism cost employers an average of $225.8 billion(1) and schools are often among the hardest hit with nearly 60 million school days lost each year due to cold and flu alone.(2) To make matters worse, the highly contagious norovirus also spikes between November and April.(3)
Germs in Educational Facilities
Schools naturally represent a perfect storm of environmental risk factors and population traits conducive to outbreaks. While reinforcing handwashing, proper hygiene and cleaning manually with wipes and disinfectants can be helpful when it comes to prevention, additional measures are needed to disinfect all surfaces that can harbor illness-causing germs, especially since germs can survive on surfaces for extended periods. For instance, influenza viruses can survive on hard surfaces such as stainless steel and plastic for up to 48 hours(4) and norovirus particles can persist on environmental surfaces for days and it only takes as few as 1-10 particles to infect a person.(5)
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Countless shared spaces in educational facilities leave a lot of room for germs and bacteria to grow and spread, which is why it is extra important that these easy-to-miss hotspots are cleaned completely and frequently as a preventative measure, not just in response to outbreaks. This can be a difficult task when relying on manual cleaning alone, especially under a tight budget and with manpower restrictions. However, using innovative time-saving technology like the Clorox® Total 360® Electrostatic Spraying System, you can do much more, much faster for much less than you may have thought.
Protecting Facilities with Clorox® Total 360®
The Clorox® Total 360® System is an innovative new surface treatment system that combines proven electrostatic technology with trusted Clorox® products to quickly and easily provide superior coverage in even the hardest-to-reach places. Using patented electrostatic technology to optimize product delivery, the Clorox® Total 360® System is a cost-effective solution for efficient, comprehensive surface treatment that is designed to help keep educational facilities healthier while saving them time, money and labor.
The system is able to cover up to 18,000 square feet per hour with one of two Clorox® products: Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Total 360® Disinfectant Cleaner and Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Anywhere® Hard Surface Sanitizing Spray.
When schools make the decision to adopt the Clorox® Total 360® System and incorporate it into their cleaning protocol, it shows parents, students and faculty that the facility is going the extra mile in the fight against germs by adding an extra layer of protection, keeping students and faculty alike in school, not at home sick.
For more information, visit the Clorox Professional Products Company booth (#3867) or www.CloroxTotal360.com, and don’t forget to vote for the Clorox® Total 360® System for the ISSA Innovation Award by visiting the ISSA Showcase booth (# 709).
1) “Work Illness and Injury Costs U.S. Employers $225.8 Billion Annually,” CDC Foundation, Jan. 28, 2015. (Accessed Aug. 3, 2017).
2) “How Dirty is Your Child’s School.” ISSA, Nov. 29, 2017. Retrieved from: http://www.issa.com/certification-standards/clean-standard-k-12/how-dirty-is-your-childs-school-infographic/how-dirty-is-your-childs-school-infographic-full.html. (Accessed Aug. 3, 2017).
3) “Prevent the Spread of Norovirus.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nov. 14, 2016. (Accessed Aug. 3, 2017).
4) “Interim Guidance on Environmental Management of Pandemic Influenza Virus.” Flu.gov. Retrieved from: http://www.flu.gov/planning-preparedness/hospital/influenzaguidance.html. (Accessed Aug. 3, 2017).
5) Hall, A. “Norovirus disease in the United States.” Emerging Infectious Diseases. 19.8 (2013). (Accessed Aug. 4, 2017).
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