MEALTIME ENVIRONMENT

SINK DISINFECTING FAQ

Just like any other sink, they need to be disinfected at the beginning of each day, but you don't have to be as vigilant between uses. If they are dual use (bathroom/general hand-washing) they need to be disinfected before general hand-washing.

This depends on the number of sinks in your program. If you have only one sink available, it must be disinfected after potty use and any time before meals or other reasons for hand-washing. If you have two sinks one may be used for toileting hand-washing and one for general hand-washing and children need to know which sink is used for which purpose. The sinks need to be disinfected at the beginning of your day.

If the janitor disinfects the sink beforehand, be prepared to explain the process your site uses to disinfect and provide the reviewer with the bottle of disinfectant to examine.

Both sinks need to be disinfected at the beginning of your day.

Safety Tips:
1 – Remember to put the cap back on the bleach bottle immediately after each use to prevent any unnecessary and dangerous spills.
2 – Carefully handle the measuring spoon and funnel so as not to get any bleach distributed on surfaces.

Just like any other sink, they need to be disinfected at the beginning of each day. If they are dual use (bathroom/general hand-washing) they need to be disinfected before general hand-washing.

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