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Tip of the week: Keep Lysol at home

Hospital Safety Insider, October 28, 2009

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Although Lysol might be effective in killing 99% of bacteria on your kitchen counter, it’s not intended for counter surfaces in medical facilities, Kathy Rooker writes on our sister blog, OSHA Healthcare Advisor.
 
Hospitals must choose a disinfectant registered with the Environmental Protection Agency to ensure you are killing HIV and hepatitis B. Once you have chosen the appropriate product, make sure the housekeeping schedule is up-to-date and provides cleaning frequency, Rooker says.
 
Visit OSHA Healthcare Advisor for more advice from Rooker and to download sample cleaning schedules.
 



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