Public transportation are mobile environments that are prone to the spread of infectious diseases such as colds and the flu to name a few
In the United States alone, there are more than 7,200 organizations that provide public transportation and accounts for an estimated 34 million trips each weekday. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are 5 factors that are conducive to the spread of infectious bacteria which includes:
Lack of Cleanliness
During peak times particularly, transportation systems are known to become very congested, and overcrowding can provide hot and humid conditions that bacteria and germs thrive within; which in-turn increases the probability of cross-transmission when coming in contact with contaminated surfaces.
A spread occurs when a person touches contaminated surfaces and then touches his/her nose, eyes, or mouth. It should be noted that virus can be deposited onto surfaces from a cough or sneeze and can live up to 24 hours.
According to the CDC, disinfection is a necessary step to lowering the risk of transmitting infections, keeping buses, trains and other modes of public transportation open and functioning. The challenge many transportation officials face is that microbes in public areas can be a critical issue in public health, because of the ease of the transfer of pathogens from individual to individual.
Public transportation systems can facilitate the transmission of microbes to a large number of people. Particular concern is when microbes are drug-resistant & pathogenic, and while many drug-resistant pathogens are primarily nosocomial, some are increasingly community-acquired, including Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA).
IPCE offers transportation officials a cost-effective, evidence-based and environmentally sound approach to high-level disinfection cleaning, to minimize exposure of potentially harmful bacteria. We “Go beyond the Old Standards for Cleaning/Disinfection”!!! By combining cutting edge technology with evidence-based approaches, our infection control plan kills up to 99,9999% of pathogenic bacteria on contact to include but not limited to:
Staphylococcus Aureus (Staph) (ATCC# 6538)
Pseudomonas Aeruginosa (Pseudomonas) (ATCC# 15442)
Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) (ATCC# 33592)
Clostridium difficile spores (C. diff) (ATCC# 43598)
Influenza A (H1N1) virus (ATCC VR-1469)
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We do more than just verify surface and equipment cleanliness; IPCE utilizes advanced technologies and patented designs manufactured by Hygiena’s Adenosine Triphosphate Testing (ATP) to evaluate & validate the effectiveness of cleaning materials, chemicals, measure the performance of environmental services staff, and ensure compliance with standardized cleaning disinfection protocols.
Our system verifies that the optimal levels of cleanliness are met by identifying the CFU of microbial life that is present. Monitoring this information is invaluable and will enable administrators/staff the ability to accurately pinpoint high risk areas for treatment and minimize infectious disease outbreaks.