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Table 1 Environmental hygiene: How to get there – WASTEa

From: Keeping hospitals clean and safe without breaking the bank; summary of the Healthcare Cleaning Forum 2018

Workforce The individuals responsible of organizing, executing and verifying a cleaning activity
Area The environment to be cleaned. This includes the type of surface, if it is intact and the level and type of contamination.
Substance The chemical component/product to cleaning, whether detergent or disinfectant
Technique The method by which the cleaning substance is applied by either a person or a machine
Equipment The machines or tools used to effectuate cleaning. This includes everything from a microfiber cloth to a hydrogen peroxide vapor machine.
  1. aWASTE: workforce, area, substance, technique, equipment