Infection prevention is not just important in health care facilities. Current events demonstrate the need for both routine cleaning and disinfection of surfaces within facilities of all types to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as COVID-19.
In this CMM webinar, you’ll gain an understanding of the pathogens you’re up against and how to choose the correct chemistries and technologies to fight them. Not only will you learn how to establish an effective program with the proper tools, chemistries, and labor, but you’ll also take away ideas of how to communicate and market your services to stakeholders and clients.
Topics of discussion will include:
- The science behind why facilities of all types need an infection prevention plan
- How different chemistries are needed to inactivate different pathogens
- How disinfectants affect surfaces and finishes differently
- Legal requirements for disinfectants and how they can help you with your product selection
- The necessity of continuous training and internal and external communications
- Process considerations such as customized task lists, labor variables, and quality control costs
- Bidding infection prevention (BSCs) and marketing your program.
Join us in the conversation about the future of infection prevention in all settings. Presenters will take questions from the audience in a live Q&A session at the end of the program.
This program is brought to you by our sponsors, Annihilare, Ecolab, SmartIQ, and SteraMist by TOMI Environmental Solutions.
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Laurie SewellPresident and CEO, Servicon
Laurie Sewell steers the growth and strategic direction for Servicon—a woman-owned and -operated facilities maintenance company, which specializes in complex facilities in the health care, aerospace, and life sciences industries. She creates a culture of caring to empower every employee—from frontline to management—to have a voice, know their value, and succeed. Often invited to speak at industry and community events, she covers topics including health care, women-in-the-workplace, sustainability, infection prevention, and organizational health.
She is an advocate for change in the cleaning industry and has served on a wealth of industry and editorial boards for organizations including ISSA and Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI). She also helped define the initial Green Seal standards of green cleaning. When she’s not working to change the face of the cleaning industry, Sewell relishes family time with her husband and four children.
Paul J. MeechanPh.D., MPH, RBP, CBSP, SM (NRCM)
Paul Meechan has nearly 30 years of experience in biosafety and currently serves on the board of the Global Biorisk Advisory Council, a division of ISSA. A veteran of the pharmaceutical industry, Meechan has also worked for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
In addition to overseeing large-scale production facilities and containment labs, he served as president of ABSA International and is the editor of the upcoming sixth-edition of the NIH/CDC Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, a cornerstone of biosafety practice.
Tricia HoldermanPresident and CEO, Elite Facility Systems
As CEO of Elite Facility Systems, Tricia Holderman creates environments that allow people to work, meet, and live free from an overwhelming fear of germs. A 43-year veteran of the cleaning services industry, Holderman’s company has served NBA and NFL teams and arenas, offices, hospitals, and luxury homes across the U.S. and many countries.
With a hands-on approach and a diverse team of experts, Holderman assists facilities and management to implement the necessary processes and protocols to achieve the disease mitigation outcomes needed for a safe environment. She has written GERMINATOR the germ girl’s guide to simple solutions in a germ filled world. Holderman has appeared frequently on many print media and television shows. She resides in Dallas, Texas.