About Corona Viruses
Corona viruses are a large family of viruses that usually infect animals. There are seven Corona Viruses that are known to infect humans. All of these originated from animals.
Out of the seven known human corona viruses, four usually produce mild to moderate illness. Two of the newer identified coronaviruses (SARS and MERS) are known to produce more serious illness, and the last one was identified recently in China.
How are corona virus infections transmitted?
Human coronavirus infections can be transmitted as follows:
• Through the air by coughing and sneezing
• Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
• Touching contaminated surfaces, then touching the mouth, nose, or eyes.
The World Health Organization (WHO) published an infographic (see below) to educate the public on how to prevent becoming sick with a coronavirus infection.
People can protect themselves from the virus by washing their hands with soap and water, avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth and keeping away from sick people, according to the CDC.
In addition, B and B Maintenance, Inc. and Multi-Clean suggests regular cleaning and disinfecting surfaces, especially high touch surfaces with an EPA registered disinfectant with Human Coronavirus claims and SARS associated corona virus, such the current B and B Maintenance, Inc. SOP disinfectant, Multi-Clean Century Q 256.
What is B and B doing to flatten the curve?
B and B Maintenance, Inc. has developed specific standard operating procedures (SOPs) for our staff when performing a COVID-19 disinfecting. Our level 1, 2, and 3 services are outlined here.
B and B Maintenance, Inc. also provides Bio-Shield 75 applications. Bio-Shield 75 when applied, provides a 90 day shield from the growth of viruses and bacteria. Bio-Shied 75 is applied with the use of our electrostatic spraying.
By partnering with Multi-Clean and providing our clients with the best possible facility services, B and B Maintenance, Inc. can put our best foot forward in protecting against the spread of infectious diseases.
Find out more about Electrostatic Disinfecting Here
Find out more about BioShield75 Here
March 19, 2020 Safety Closet Talk - We Are. First Responders.
Safety Closet Talks are weekly trainings that are produced by our EHS Director. These trainings are sent out every Thursday to Managers, Supervisors, and Field Staff. A short quiz follows the completion of the weekly training.
Employee Released EHS Memos
March 24, 2020 - Essential Business Update to Staff
March 10, 2020 - Disinfecting Staff Updates/SOPs
January 28, 2020 - COVID-19 Staff Disinfecting Procedures
Customer Released EHS Memos
March 10, 2020 - COVID-19 Disinfecting Updates
January 28, 2020 - COVID-19/Disinfecting
B and B Takes Health and Safety Seriously
B and B Maintenance, Inc. is proud to staff a full time Environmental, Health, and Safety Director. Our EHS Director is an OSHA Authorized Outreach Instructor and GBAC Certified Forensic Technician. He is responsible for all OSHA compliance, employee safety training, and is leads the B and B Emergency Response Team (BERT).
For more information on our EHS Director, David Grum please visit his bio here.