Preventive Cleaning Guidelines
CoorsTek facilities should ensure commonly used areas are cleaned on a regular basis.
This cleaning does not replace the cleaning/disinfecting that is required in the event of a suspected/confirmed COVID-19 case. Refer to the Guidelines for Cleaning and Disinfecting Work Areas for those situations.
Commonly used areas include:
- Lobby Guard
- Kronos time clocks
- Door handles
- Light switches
- Restrooms - water faucets, countertops, stall handles, etc.
- Break areas/kitchenettes – water faucets, countertops, tables, chairs, etc.
- Vending machines, microwaves, water coolers, refrigerators, coffee pot handles.
- Kiosks – keyboards, phones, mouse and chairs (IT is looking into easy-to-clean keyboards/covers)
- First-aid cabinets
- Utilize facilities, ERT, janitorial services, safety committee members, members of the management team and any other volunteers
- Create a cleaning schedule to ensure the cleaning tasks are evenly distributed between team members.
- Cleaning should be performed at least once per day.
- Additional disinfection beyond routine cleaning is not required unless there is a suspected case of COVID-19.
- Provide disinfecting wipes, or alternatively, diluted household bleach solutions or alcohol solutions (with at least 70% alcohol).
- Aerosol disinfectants are also acceptable*
- Employees must wear nitrile gloves.
*Do not over apply aerosol disinfectants on machine controls like buttons and keypads such that liquid drops could enter control panels and short out electrical components. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations regarding the types of surfaces these materials can be used on. Aerosol disinfectants may damage equipment and computer display screens or make walking surfaces slippery.
- Consider the use of a stylus with Lobby Guard. Provide wipes to clean the stylus or screen after each use.
- To reduce door handle use, facilities should consider propping doors open where possible (except fire doors designed to prevent the spread of smoke & fire).
- Consider modifying doors in restrooms so they can be opened without the use of a door handle.