Is it Clean? Bacterial Contamination on your Gear
Current studies show that Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been identified on protective clothing as a bacterial biofilm, suggesting that bio-contaminated gear may serve as an infectious vector in the work environment. Frequent laundering of gear may also lead to the rise of sanitizer and disinfectant resistant bacteria on the gear as well as inside of washing machines. Several cleaning techniques and validation tests can be employed to remove or reduce gear bio-contamination to safe levels, and thus minimize morbidity and mortality among workers. During this webinar, we will discuss the persistence of bio-contaminants on reusable protective clothing and the methods that can help us validate the effectiveness of the cleaning procedures.
This webinar is a 1-hour lecture and 30 minutes of Q&A.
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