A hospital maintenance crew is somewhat akin to a human body: trillions of activities take place on the cellular level every second of every day, but we only see the final product: a poised, well dressed man or woman going about the business of daily life. How often do we stop and thank our arms for all they carry, or for supporting our hands as they fly over a keyboard? How often do we appreciate how beautifully our stomach digests our breakfast while we begin the workday? A maintenance team is like that: a “cells force” faithfully performing essential functions in the background of a hospital, while medical personnel attend to the business of saving lives. Without maintenance, a hospital would be a rather unpleasant and unsafe place. Think about biohazard response in patient rooms, in the hallways, in the cafeterias. A mop and bucket are not only inefficient, but messy, creating a new hazard while a wet floor dries. By contrast, the XSORB II Disinfecting Encapsulator instantly contains, absorbs and disinfects liquids, absorbing tough spills such as blood and other biologically hazardous waste while treating the spill with bromine, a powerful, non-leaching disinfecting agent. What’s more, liquid waste quickly becomes solid waste for easier disposal. The maintenance crew can also keep a bottle of Biofresh on hand as a smaller, portable version of XSORB II. A canister of Biofresh is about the size of a canister of bathroom cleanser yet a lot more effective for hospital spill clean up! For the diagnostics lab, XSORB’s Biohazard Absorbent Response Case is an ideal solution: a compact, wall-mountable, economical and fully OSHA-compliant spill containment kit that includes a facemask with eyeshield, XSORB II Super Absorbent with Disinfectant, antiseptic towelettes and a disinfectant wipe, high risk protective gloves, plastic scrapers, a biohazard disposal bag and a standard disposal bag even several paper towels. Thoroughness is our middle name. So while doctors are staunching blood flow, suturing foreheads and helping patients regain their capabilities, we know and appreciate all that goes on behind the scenes that allows them to do their work unimpeded, and keeps the hospital and lab environments pristine and health-promoting. Spill response crews may be less visible, but no less vital, to creating healthier hospitals and happier patients and staff.