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Best Practices for Equipment Hygiene

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), DUMAC would like to share resources and best practices on how to disinfect registers and electronic equipment.

Equipment Manufacturer Resources and Information:

The following cleaning and disinfecting instructions have been provided by our partners:

*Please Note: Please be sure to follow each manufacturer's instructions and warnings to properly clean and disinfect and to not cause damage to your device or equipment.

 



Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Website:

There is a difference between disinfecting a surface and cleaning a surface:

  • Cleaning refers to the removal of germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces. Cleaning does not kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.
  • Disinfecting refers to using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection.

Before disinfecting a surface, use mild soap and water on a damp towel to wipe away any debris. For disinfection, a list of products with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved emerging viral pathogens claims, maintained by the American Chemistry Council Center for Biocide Chemistries (CBC), is available at Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fighting Products (our team has had success with Lysol Brand II Disinfecting Wipes). It is important to always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products.

Gloves are recommended when using cleaning supplies and Safety Data Sheets (SDS) from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for the products used. Discard gloves after cleaning, and hands should be thoroughly cleaned for a minimum of 20 seconds with soap and water afterward.

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