Hazard Mitigation: Machine Workstation Hygiene

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It is critical that we all do our part in preventing the transmission of spreadable illnesses and viruses such as COVID-19. The following information will help keep your work stations and high touch areas clean and disinfected.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

How To Clean

  • Wear gloves when cleaning
  • If surface is visibly soiled it should be cleaned prior to being disinfected
  • Use EPA approved cleaning solutions
  • Do not pour liquid on any part of a machine
  • Spray cleaning solutions onto clean towel or rag
  • Wipe down listed areas
  • Do no mix chemicals
  • Discard rag when cleanup is complete or when rag becomes soiled

Mobile Equipment Areas to clean:

  • Steering wheel
  • Control buttons and levers
  • Seatbelt
  • Hand brakes
  • Mirrors
  • Door handles

Machine Centers Areas to clean:

  • Door handles
  • Buttons and switches
  • HMI Screens
  • VHF radio controls


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