Happy Environmental Services Week! September 12 – 18, 2021

Posted on September 12th, 2021

Essential yet underappreciated, is the phrase that most adequately describes Environmental Services. Over the past nearly 2 years the team of workers who minimizes harmful pathogens have been thrusted into the spotlight this year because of Covid-19, which has caused environmental hygiene to be on everyone’s number one concern. Disinfectant has been sold out, hand sanitizer has been flying off the shelves, and all cleaning products have seen a tremendous increase in sales. People are disinfecting packages, groceries, and using wipes on everything to protect themselves! However, life threating harmful pathogens did not just occur as a result of the Pandemic, your environmental services team at your local hospital, long term living facility, outpatient clinic, nursing home, or skilled nursing facility who has always been there to protect against harmful pathogens, they are the team that cleans and disinfects your environment, they make sure that the room is prepared for the next patient, visitor, or guest, they keep soap, and sanitizer filled, among many of their tasks, often working understaffed, being over looked, or looked past…. The RSA team wants to take a minute to send a THANK YOU! to Environmental Services workers, across the world. You are an ESSENTIAL HERO and should be recognized as such!

Happy Environmental Services Week From RSA!