Protect Your Operation from Norovirus


SafetyAppliedTM Spill Control Program Protects Food Service Staff and Patrons

With the potential for illness outbreaks and bodily fluid spill incidents affecting restaurant chains, DayMark Safety Systems, in partnership with Public Health Innovations, has introduced the all-new SafetyApplied™ Spill Control Program. The comprehensive program offers a highly effective way for restaurants and other retail food service establishments to protect employees and customers from the harmful norovirus and other diseases.

The SafetyApplied Program includes highly-absorbent spill pads as well as a personal protective equipment (PPE) kit that can help reduce the dangers that bodily fluid spills present when proper and immediate action is not taken.

Since it is compliant with the 2009 (or later) version of the Food Code as well as with any specific state-imposed bodily fluid cleanup requirements, the program serves as an all-in-one solution that eliminates the hassle of manually assembling a compliant kit.

Absorbent Spill Pads

At 8.5 times the absorbency of the leading brand, SafetyApplied Absorbent Pads are an efficient and effective way to deal with common spills. While ideal for the clean-up of vomit or blood, the pads can also be used to clean up general liquid spills in both front-of-house and back-of-house situations.

The pads, yellow in color in accordance with OSHA’s statement that yellow “shall be the basic color for designating caution and for marking physical hazards”, provide an immediate visual indicator against the dangerous norovirus. (Norovirus is spread by coming in contact with bodily fluids that contain the virus, and can become airborne when a person carrying the disease vomits). The large 20” x 24” pads allow the user to more quickly and completely contain the vomit in order to prevent the spread of airborne disease. While the pad is still covering the spill, the program directs food service staff to saturate the spill with an EPA-registered disinfectant stated to effectively kill the norovirus.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Recommended for use with the absorbent pads, the SafetyApplied PPE Kit contains critical items needed to remove and neutralize the effects of a bodily fluid spill. The PPE kit includes a disposable apron, three pairs of clear disposable vinyl gloves, individual spill pad for blood spills, yellow trash bags with ties, and disposable towels.

Also included with the complete SafetyApplied Spill Control Program will be a list of procedures that—when followed precisely—greatly reduce the risk of contamination.