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At Blackwell's, Safety Always Comes First.

COVID-19 Response

Blackwell’s, Inc. in the Fight Against the Coronavirus

Industrial cleaning has been our specialty for over 25 years. Since March, we have been in the fight against the coronavirus by cleaning and disinfecting locations within industrial facilities with known visits by individuals suspected with, or with confirmed, coronavirus infections.

 

Servicing the Cleaning and Flooring Needs of Industries During the COVID-19 Pandemic

While many businesses are closed due to the coronavirus shutdown, Blackwell’s, Inc. is open and servicing the industrial cleaning and flooring needs at large manufacturing industries.

Manufacturers are accustomed to plant shutdowns for specific and planned maintenance work but the coronavirus forced many unplanned shutdowns. If there is an advantage to being shut down by the virus, it could be that manufacturers can use the time for:

  • Servicing equipment
  • Doing needed industrial cleaning
  • Repairing or replacing industrial floors.

Manufacturers can use the unplanned shut downs for maintenance work and repair

Our COVID-19 Procedures

  • HVAC and ductwork are addressed with an initial cleaning to remove debris
  • Air duct systems are fogged with Oxine AD Sanitizer (registered by the EPA specifically for use in ductwork)
  • Common areas, break rooms, offices, rest rooms, and frequently touched hard, non-porous surfaces (door handles, keyboards, desks, handrails, office equipment, production equipment, and floors, toilets, sinks, partitions, counters, etc.), are treated with Performex germicidal disinfectant.
  • Walls, up to 8 feet in height, are also treated with Performex.

In addition to the above, our procedures and materials change to meet the requirements in the cleaning and sanitization of equipment, rooms, and ductwork used in food processing facilities.

Walls and other hard surfaces in food handling and processing areas in schools, dairies, restaurants, and USDA inspected facilities, are treated with Patco Quat Clean IV sanitizer.

Containment of the COVID-19 virus is equally important and these are the procedures we take to contain the virus.

  • Staging areas and decontamination areas for our cleaning and sanitizing teams take place in negative pressure containment areas.
  • These areas are critical to help prevent reintroducing the coronavirus contamination to cleaned and sanitized areas and to non-infected areas of facilities.
  • We will continue to monitor the Centers for Disease Control and the Environmental Protection Agency guide lines, in a front-line position in the fight against the coronavirus.

In addition to the CDC recommendations for preventing exposures and infections with the coronavirus, these are the steps, the following procedures have been implemented to ensure that Blackwell’s, Inc. is a benefit, not a hindrance to all industries we serve:

  • Daily temperature and wellness checks of all associates prior to going on job. The testing results are documented
  • Masks are provided to each associate
  • Masks are required when inside buildings
  • A COVID-19 test is scheduled if an associate is not feeling well
  • Fogging and Sanitizing of offices and break areas at the Blackwell’s, Inc. campus is done multiple times a week to eliminate any coronavirus contamination using CDC approved sanitizing materials
  • Each truck is fogged and sanitized on a bi-weekly schedule

Blackwell’s, Inc. has provided services to industry for over a quarter of a century. We believe we can continue these services during this time.

Safety First

It’s a slogan that we grow up with as children and often never fully appreciate. Our goal is to provide associates with current accurate information regarding safety and how to apply this information to the many facilities in which we work. When there are variations and safety procedure specifications we request customers to make their policy known to us so that our associate training will specifically meet their requirements. Our in-house support staff makes sure all necessary PPE is included in the job load up.

Safety Through Better Communication

Associates are OSHA 10 hour trained.

Awarded the prestigious “Safety Award of Excellence” by the Georgia Department of Labor numerous times.

At Blackwell’s Inc., we strive to provide our clients with a safe, qualified, professional work force that will pursue and complete a mission with diligence and fervor.

Confined space industrial cleaning training is a very important part of the overall safety program at Blackwell’s Inc. These Blackwell associates are practicing the rescue skills needed in an emergency retrieval using the on-site confined space simulator at Blackwell’s, Inc

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