Cleaning and Disinfecting Products Guidelines for Public Transit￼
Guidelines for Choosing the Right Cleaning and Disinfecting Products
A few months into the Coronavirus pandemic, the America Public Transportation Association issued guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting vehicles and facilities to combat the spread of COVID-19. As companies became more efficient in carrying out these various tasks, and as public awareness about the spread of germs increased, many of these practices became the new normal. As we move into a post-COVID era, customers still want to know that companies are doing everything they can to keep them safe. This article will go over some of the highlights of the aforementioned cleaning and disinfecting products guidelines to ensure your riders and employees are healthy and happy.
The APTA recommends that cleaning products be “non-toxic and selected with the intent of cleaning away all dirt, grime and debris from surfaces ahead of the disinfection process”. Cleaning and disinfection are actually a two-part process. Cleaning away the debris prior to disinfection clears away those areas in which pathogens tend to congregate and fester. Once this is done, disinfection becomes more efficient. The APTA also discourages the use of dry cleaning methods as sweepers and vacuums cause infectious particles to become airborne.
The guidelines state that “transit agencies use disinfectant pesticides registered with the EPA and specifically formulated to mitigate against virus transmission”. They also go on to mention the EPA’s List N as a resource. The EPA expects these registered products to “kill all strains and variants of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) when used according to label directions”. Bioesque’s Botanical Disinfectant Solution, included on List N, is a ready-to-use all-purpose solution. It is capable of cleaning, disinfecting, and deodorizing in one step. Furthermore, it is botanically derived, free of bleach and other harsh chemicals. This makes it a great choice for hazard-conscious or environmentally sensitive settings
A Safer Way to Clean
Bioesque Solutions was founded on one simple principle: there must be a safer way! Little did we know when we first started this journey that safer could also be better. We are a pioneer in the development and distribution of our naturally occurring, botanically based disinfectant and other cleaning products. Bioesque Solutions specializes in bringing the benefits of nature to address the demanding and ever-changing needs of commercial customers across various industries, including public transportation, health care, food service, janitorial, and restoration.