If there’s one term we’ve all become accustomed to over the past 18 months, it’s “essential workers.” While this expression wasn’t on the average person’s radar prior to COVID-19, it’s become a much-appreciated description since then. Early on in the pandemic, in fact, people in various locales would stand outside at designated times each night and “howl” their gratitude for front-line healthcare workers.
The healthcare howl has since subsided, but the work that essential healthcare workers provide has not. They’re still on the front lines every day, as they were before the pandemic started, helping to keep us safe and well.
Something we don’t tend to think about, however, are the other “essential” workers in a healthcare environment: those who keep the hospital or medical office clean behind the scenes, so the medical personnel can do their work unfettered.
At Impact Absorbents, we’re proud to contribute to this effort, with eco-friendly, non-toxic spill clean up and spill containment solutions that make a hospital or medical office maintenance team’s job easier.
One of the best all-around spill clean up products for hospitals? XSORB Plus Disinfecting Encapsulator. Used for safe clean up of blood and other body fluids, XSORB Encapsulator instantly contains, absorbs and disinfects liquids on contact, enabling maintenance staff to sweep spills away, leaving surfaces spotless. Encapsulator absorbs even tough spills such as biologically hazardous waste, while treating the spill with bromine, a powerful disinfecting agent. It absorbs up to 14 times its weight, is non-leaching, and approved for proper landfill disposal.
It also makes sense for a medical establishment to keep a Spill Hero Biohazard Emergency Response Kit in strategic locations. These convenient, economical, wall-mountable Kits offer a complete solution, containing everything you need to clean up blood and body fluids, protect and disinfect.
Fully compliant with OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogen Standard, each wall-mountable plastic case contains two complete kits with:
- Tyvek Coveralls with Booties
- Facemask with Eyeshield
- XSORB Plus Super Absorbent with Disinfectant
- Disinfectant Wipe
- Antiseptic Towelettes
- Paper Towels
- 5 mil. High Risk Protective Gloves
- Plastic Scrapers
- Biohazard Disposal Bag
- Standard Disposal Bag
- Detailed Instructions
So although a medical center is not typically what one thinks of when someone utters the phrase “happy place,” these past few years have changed how we view just about everything.
We’re grateful for medical personnel and all the other essential workers beyond measure. And happy that those essential workers behind the scenes have kept our medical establishments safe and sparkling, so the medical teams can continue to save lives.