|Appropriate Disinfectants for Cleaning: Housekeeping - which disinfectants
/ procedures are effective? What level of disinfectant efficacy, when?
"The Agency has not specified particular disinfectants or procedures due to the wide variance of circumstances in which housekeeping tasks occur. For example, routine cleaning of the floor in a clinical laboratory may only require a 'low-level' germicide to achieve decontamination while a more powerful germicide may be required in the operatory due to, for instance, the increased amount of blood contamination....the schedule for cleaning and decontamination are to be 'appropriate.'...under this performance-oriented provision.' Summary p.79
"The requirement applies only to contaminated work surfaces and therefore would not encompass desks, countertops, and so forth in the area, provided they remained uncontaminated." Summary p.80
the provisions "...are minimum requirements and additional decontamination may be performed any time it is deemed necessary." Summary p.80