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    Foreword
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    1.0 Microbiology for the Industrial Hygienist
    1
    Important Microorganism Terms
    1
    Types of Microbes
    1
    Pathogenic vs. Nonpathogenic vs. Beneficial Organisms
    1
    Modes of Transmission
    2
    Infectious Agents of Concern
    3
    Environmental Factors and Microbial Survival
    6
    Chain of Infection
    6
    2.0 Biocide Basics
    10
    Terminology
    10
    Components of Cleaners and Disinfectants
    11
    Factors Impacting Surface Disinfection
    12
    Common Disinfectants
    13
    3. Regulations, Standards and Guidelines
    17
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    17
    U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    18
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
    18
    Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE)
    19
    Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)
    19
    Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA)
    20
    San Francisco Department of the Environment
    20
    4. Quality Assurance
    22
    Introduction
    22
    Direct Practice Observation
    23
    Environmental Monitoring
    23
    5. Exposure Monitoring and Control
    29
    Types of Chemicals
    29
    Alternative Disinfectant Methods
    32
    Conclusions
    34
    Glossary
    36
    Appendix A. Practical Applications: Choosing a Disinfectant
    38

    Guidelines for the Selection and Use of Environmental Surface Disinfectants in Healthcare


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