"A recent example of person-to-person transmission to hospital personnel
occurred in September and October 2008 when Lujo virus was transmitted from the index patient to a paramedic, 2 nurses, and a member of the janitorial staff."http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/content/16/3/pdfs/v16-n3.pdf
I used to clean all the push plates and other push and touch areas on all the laboratory and lavatory doors at the lab daily with ammonia water and a terry cloth towel. It wasn't required in my contract, but hey, what's needed is needed!
On my third tour of duty at the lab, the bureaucrats were worried that I would gather up germs from the labs and transfer them to their desks by using the same treated dust cloths used in the labs, so they removed the dusting requirement for offices from the cleaning contract.
Then, some new bureaucrats came in and complained about their dusty offices, and Mark Mora jumped on it like a witch in heat, and ordered my wife to START DUSTING THE OFFICES! So, we started dusting the offices and my company billed the NIH for the additional cleaning time that I hadn't bid on and that wasn't included in my contract price.
I got in a lot of trouble for billing the NIH for the additional work.
Judge Jack Delman ruled that these details were not relevant in my claim because Mark Mora wasn't authorized to give any orders to the cleaning contractor that could affect price or safety. Board Judges - What a buncha dicks!
Mark Mora didn't allow me to launder the terry towels and dust cloths at the RML facility, so I had the choice of using a local laundromat or my home Maytag washer and dryer. When the local laundromat found out what I was washing, they banned me from using their facility. Then, the owner of the laundromat was elected Mayor of Hamilton, MT.
Smart scientists, and smart janitors, push doors open with their clothed shoulders or clothed elbows. (Might be a good idea for all public doors in these times)
"In busy, active institutions such as schools, it is neither practical, nor cost effective to have janitors disinfect doorknobs or multiple user desks though out the day. However, showers and sports changing areas are special places where frequent attention to cleanup and use of diluted bleach or other disinfectant may help reduce spread of MRSA."http://www.primaryimmune.org/admin_content...RSA_Mar2008.pdf