Infection Prevention in Manufacturing Facilities

Manufacturing facilities are critical to the U.S. supply chain, cybersecurity, and National Defense--underscoring the importance of maintaining a smooth operation by providing a clean, safe, and healthy work environment for employees.

The Importance of Infection Prevention for Manufacturing Workplaces
The COVID-19 health crisis demonstrated the importance of the manufacturing industry to U.S. consumer, corporate, and government interests--underscored by the wide swath of sectors listed by the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) as critical, including:

Iron Mills
Steel Mills
Medical Devices and Chemical Manufacturing
Alloy Manufacturing, Production, and Processing
Engine and Turbine Manufacturing
Earth Moving, Mining, Agriculture and Construction Equipment Manufacturing
Electric Motor Manufacturing
Vehicles and Commercial Ships Manufacturing
Aerospace Products and Parts Manufacturing
Locomotives, Railroad and Transit Cars, and Rail Track Equipment Manufacturing

Interruptions to these areas of the economy create supply chain issues, leading to facility closures and disruptions to the distribution of vital resources to downstream consumers and businesses--resulting in unemployment, additional health issues, and potential national security challenges.

Superbugs and COVID-19 in Healthcare Facilities

COVID-19 has consumed the focus of cleaning efforts in healthcare facilities, but the threat of superbugs remains--especially for those already exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

The Spread of Candida Auris Among COVID-19 Patients Raises Concerns Regarding PPE Use and Cleaning Consistency
Prior to the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2, the prevalence and spread of antibiotic-resistant superbugs in healthcare facilities across the U.S. was a major concern.