11th May 2020
Carbon Safety Solutions is excited to introduce a new service to support organizations in preparing to return to work.
We will be providing COVID-19 return to work packages focused on helping organizations meet COVID-19 safety expectations, as well as a new ATP testing service to help test surfaces for microorganisms.
As many businesses prepare to open up, or further fine tune their health and safety practices in relation to managing COVID-19. With the provinces announcement of a “Restart Plan“, what does working with COVID-19 mean for organizations?
Most organizations will need to assess what tasks will create risk of exposure, and how to manage that risk.
Carbon Safety Solutions will continue to provide health and safety support for COVID-19.
Support will be available through existing services, as well as through the COVID-19 return to work packages which will provide guidance and documentation to help manage potential exposures and transmission at work.
Our new ATP testing service will help organizations determine how well surfaces have been cleaned, and provide confidence when cleaning is effective, and knowledge on where cleaning can be improved. The testing can be:
Adenosine triphosphate or ATP is the primary energy molecule that is present in all living organisms.
ATP testing can be a helpful tool in maintaining an effective workplace hygiene program.
The test indicates the degree of ATP present, and can indicate how effective cleaning methods have been, providing evidence as to whether cleaning has reduced the potential for biological contaminants on a surface.
Some considerations with ATP testing:
The less ATP detected, the less the likelihood of biological films, and contaminants, including harmful bacteria, and SARS-CoV-2.
Worksafe BC will require all businesses to implement and maintain a COVID-19 management plan for the workplace.
Carbon Safety Solutions will be providing return to work packages, with guidance and documentation on best practices to help plan and manage COVID-19 control measures in the workplace.
We will also be offering ATP swab tests with instant results, or ATP audit packages including:
The intent of the packages is to:
Focusing on management of COVID-19 in the workplace, organizations should be considering a review of some of their existing organizational safety practices and resources to ensure COVID-19 is included as a workplace hazard. Areas to consider include:
While testing for ATP can be a helpful tool in maintaining a healthy workplace, the measures identified by health organizations that we’ve been using throughout the pandemic are still essential measures for organizations.
Effective use of these practices is essential to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission in the workplace.
Our workplaces and means to work need to change, and until a significant number of our communities receive some degree of immunization we will need to be diligent in preventing transmission of this virus.
With the use of good risk management, and effective control measures we can all reduce the risk of exposure to the virus in our workplace, hopefully providing us with the opportunity to return to a degree of normal, and also providing a degree of safety, and peace of mind.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 250 734 1373 for more information about how we can support your organization.
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