5 Step Disinfecting Program
Our 5-step disinfection program is combines evidence-based infection control strategies supported by agencies that include the CDC, EPA and FDA.
Step One: Site Assessment and PPE
Before Optima enters ant facility for enhanced disinfection project work, we perform a site assessment to ensure that we the proper personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Identify your facility hazards: Biological, Chemical and Physical
- Create Your Work Plan – Decide entrance and exit strategy as well what is considered a clear zone (zone outside any potential infection) transition zone (zone for staging chemicals and equipment) and operation zone (zone known to be infected).
- Determine the Required PPE
Step Two: The Right Application Method and Disinfectant
The proper selection of the right application tools and ideal disinfectant is critical to properly disinfect and Optima has an array of ready-to-use EPA approved disinfectant products.
Step Three: Proper Infection Control Procedures
Optima uses an extensive infection control procedure achieved through the integration of:
- CDC – recommended procedure
- EPA – approved disinfectants
- FDA – registered hand hygiene products
Our Extensive Infection Control Procedure follow the above protocol for hard (non-porous) surfaces, soft (porous) surfaces, and floor care disinfectant to ensure your facility is properly disinfected in each zone.
Hand hygiene is critical in proper prevention control. Below are our recommendations for proper hand hygiene steps.
Hand Washing Steps:
- 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. 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.
Hand Sanitizer Steps:
- Apply the gel or foam product to the palm of one hand (read the label to learn the correct amount).
- Rub your hands together.
- Rub the gel over all the surfaces of your hands until your hands are dry. This should take around 8 seconds.
Step Four: Critical Touch Points
Optima’s programs are tailored specifically to your facility to identify and confirm critical high-touch surfaces disinfection objective to establish baseline for success.
All reachable hard, non-porous surfaces can be disinfected but critical touch points should be paid special attention.
- Restrooms – Light Switches. Door Handles, Trash, Recycle Receptacles, Sinks & Sink Fixtures, Toilets, Urinals and Changing Stations
- Conference Rooms – Chairs, Light Switches, Door Handles, Computers, Tablets/Touch Screens, Tables, Trash, Recycle Receptacles, Television Remotes, Televisions/Monitors
- Café/Break Rooms – Chairs, Light Switches, Door Handles, Tables, Trash, Recycling Receptacles, Sinks and Sink Fixtures, Cabinet Handles, Food Contact Surfaces, Utensils, Coffee Pots, Drawer Handles and Refrigerator Handles
- Offices – Telephones, Desks, Chairs, Light Switches, Door Handles, Computers, Tables, Trash and Recycling Receptacles.
Step Five: Documentation of Tasks Performed
Optima knows that documentation and communication provide reassurance that enhanced disinfection was completed according to the highest of industry standards. Optima provides a Certificate of Disinfection that your facility has been disinfected using EPA registered products in compliance with CDC standards to kill germs and reduce risk of spreading infection, including pathogens like hepatitis and norovirus and meets EPA criteria for use against SARs-Cov-2, the virus that causes COVID-19