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Establishing cross-contamination barriers is a proactive approach to minimizing the spread of infectious agents from one area of the animal care facility to the next. Blood borne pathogens, viruses and bacteria are found on virtually every surface that we come in contact with on a daily basis.

To help combat the spread of infectious agents, EPA registered disinfectants and/or sanitizers must be used in environments where surface borne infectious agents are most likely to exist.

These Hot Zones should include:

  • Treatment Rooms
  • Operating Rooms
  • Surgery Recovery
  • Sick Animal Containment
  • Restrooms
  • Public Areas
  • Kennel Areas
  • Anywhere there is existing and/or potential for the spread of an infectious agent.
blueprint for Hot Zones Cross Contamination Barriers

Although disinfectants and sanitizers do not meet the EPA green solution criteria, products that offer multiple species infectious agent kill claims will help support your facilities green initiative.

KEEP IT VISUAL!

Placing Hand Sanitizing and Hot Zone Cleaning Stations in areas that are visual to your clients will provide them with a sense of security and confidence that you are providing a safe, clean and disease free environment for their valued pets.

Installing wall-mounted cleaning instructions and utilizing color-coded cleaning tools, such as mop handles, will assist your employees in implementing a consistent and effective cleaning protocol.

KEEP IT ECONOMICAL!

Utilizing mechanical dilution control and dispensing systems will help ensure solution efficacy, control use cost, reduce labor costs and create a safer working environment.

KEEP IT SAFE!

Discontinue the use of bleach and other chemicals that are hazardous to both humans and animals. Utilize wet-floor/caution signs to minimize the chance of slip-and-falls and keep Material Safety Data Information and Emergency Contact numbers readily accessible to all employees.

KEEP IT FRIENDLY!

Using green friendly solutions and procedures wherever and whenever possible will help create a safer environment for your clients, your employees and your community.

HOT ZONE BULLETINS

PDF iconMycobacteriumavium subspecies paratuberculosis and Crohns disease

PDF icon Hot Zone Flyer Lyme Disease and Animals
PDF icon Hot Zone Flyer Bleach PDF icon Hot Zone Flyer Cat Scratch Disease
PDF icon Hot Zone Flyer Canine Parvo Virus PDF icon Hot Zone Flyer Canine Influenze
PDF icon Hot Zone Flyer Rabies Infection and Animals PDF icon Hot Zone Flyer Disease from Cats
PDF icon Hot Zone Flyer Feline Calicivirus PDF icon Hot Zone Flyer Disease from Dogs
PDF icon Hot Zone Flyer Ringworm PDF icon Hot Zone Panleukopenia Feline Distemper

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