Healthcare facilities are some of the nation’s most important institutions. Nashville, TN is filled with several healthcare facilities, including hospitals, adult care homes, rehabilitation centers, HIV clinics, birthing centers, and much more.
Because these facilities tend to the ill, every inch of them must be kept sanitary for the health and safety of patients, families, staff, and doctors — this includes areas that don’t directly feature patient activity, such as offices, cafeterias, and lobbies. It’s also becoming increasingly important to keep the environmental impact of these buildings in mind. For these reasons, quality janitorial services are more important in healthcare facilities than anywhere else.
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Cleaning Standards in Healthcare
To ensure continued health and safety inside healthcare facilities, the U.S. government has issued specific cleaning standards in healthcare via administrative programs. For instance, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) protects workers through the enforcement of safety standards. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) focuses on preventing the spread of disease by informing individuals and institutions of the latest research, trends, outbreaks, and cautions.
Those in healthcare cleaning services must comply with the standards set by OSHA, the CDC, and other groups. Reputable companies will provide their workers with proper training in these areas. This training will include detailed instructions on how to properly handle blood-borne pathogens (BBP) and airborne infections, use personal protective equipment (PPE) such as goggles, gloves, clothing, and more.
Environmental Cleaning in Healthcare Facilities
Keeping healthcare facilities sanitary is top priority, but more and more people are now cognizant of the environmental impact made by cleaning products and large institutions. According to a 2016 publication, “Environmental Impacts of the U.S. Health Care System and Effects on Public Health,” by Matthew J. Eckelman and Jodi Sherman, the health sector alone made for 10% of greenhouse gas emissions in 2013. Healthcare institutions also contributed greatly to air toxin levels, acid rain production, and other pollutants.
To help mitigate these negative effects, groups like the International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) and United States Green Building Council (USGBC) have created programs to incentivize green janitorial services. The Budd Group is CIMS (Cleaning Industry Management Standard) certified and offers green solutions under the USGBC guidelines.
With this certification, we at The Budd Group use green sealed chemicals standardized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These biodegradable products are placed in recyclable packaging and therefore produce far less waste than other chemicals. They’re also less toxic than their non-green sealed counterparts. There are some instances though that you’re going to encounter some medical waste which isn’t biodegradable. This will need to be disposed of in the appropriate manner.
In addition to using green chemicals, the equipment we use is also more sustainable. Our high-speed buffers include dust control, and the HEPA vacuum cleaners we use meet the standards set by the Carpet and Rug Institute.
The Budd Group provides the highest quality medical office cleaning in Nashville, TN. Whether it’s a hospital, urgent care facility, or assisted living center, you can rely on The Budd Group’s effective and green cleaning solutions to keep the offices, lobbies, cafeterias, and exteriors of these buildings clean, sanitary, and safe. With our commitment to continuous improvement and our thorough training process for staff members, we will always give you and your institution the care you deserve.
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The Budd Group Nashville branch has open janitorial positions in Middle Tennessee. Our janitorial division operates under the principles of the ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS), which ensures a purposeful, efficient, customer-focused execution of services. The Budd Group values its employees and strives to provide competitive benefits. There are numerous benefits and a variety of health plans available to you as an employee of The Budd Group. Read more here about joining The Budd family or fill out the form below to get notified about Budd Group jobs in Nashville.
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