Perceptions of environmental services staff regarding disinfectants for cleaning in healthcare facilities

Brianna Young, Michelle Schmitz, Kevin Thomas, Beth Weiler, Nasia Safdar


This report examines environmental services staff (ESS) experiences when using Clorox Bleach Wipes compared to OxyCide™ Daily Disinfectant Cleaner (a non-bleach, peroxide-based sporocide) for disinfection at an academic medical center. Other studies focus on examining the efficacy of health-care disinfection products with little to no assessment of impact on the user. We found that ESS perceives better tolerability for non-bleach, peroxide-based sporocides compared with bleach-based products. Future studies should consider end user perceptions and experience when examining disinfection products.

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