Suspect injured self by falling down while evading arrest. Officers provide assitance at own personal risk of disease from bloodborne pathogens.
As a law enforcement or corrections officer, you know some risks come with the job, but other risks can be controlled. Exposure to disease causing germs (known as pathogens) can cause serious health risks. Law enforcement regularly comes to the aid of victims of accidents or violence, as well as persons whose behaviors lead to a high prevalence of communicable disease. Our Formula D2 sanitizer is fast, safe, effective, and AOAC performance tested for these types of pathogens.
When combined with our CO2 propelled sanitizing system, rapid sanitizing of large areas is possible. A self drying mist kills bacteria, viruses, and fungi with hospital grade effectiveness. No residue remains. Radios, phones, computers and keyboards can be sanitized in minutes, and the vapor gets to all the little places where germs hide.
Pathogens can survive from minutes up to months on inanimate surfaces. For example, MRSA has a very long persistence, and is a very real threat to officers and the public. A consistent sanitizing plan to reduce the overall load of pathogens on surfaces, equipment, and work spaces protects the law enforcement professional, but also protects their families and the community at large.
United Sanitizing works with Law Enforcement to reduce the specific pathogenic threats common to law enforcement environments. These pathogens include:
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterium responsible for several difficult-to-treat infections in humans. MRSA is a significant threat because it can be resistant to antibiotics. MRSA was once rare but has spread to general populations due to inadequate disinfection in healthcare settings.
Hepatitis C (HCV) can cause chronic illness. Recent research indicates HCV remains infective on surfaces for up to six weeks. HCV is common among I.V. drug users, persons who have sexual contact with multiple partners, and persons who have been tattooed, pierced, or acupunctured. HCV virus can be found in blood and saliva and can contaminate vehicles and equipment. Officers with subsequent abrasions or open cuts can be exposed to these pathogens by contact with poorly sanitized vehicles and equipment
Ringworm and Athlete's foot are caused by fungi and are common spread on surfaces. Typically not life threatening, these pathogens degrade officer morale and can be spread to family members in the officer's home.
Mold in the air conditioning systems of cars and offices can be reduced to eliminate allergens and unpleasant odors.
Influenza include a family of viruses that cannot always be prevented through vaccination, as vaccines are produced well in advance of actual influenza outbreaks. There is no guarantee that a vaccination will prevent illness, if the influenza strain is different than the one used to produce the vaccine. Prevention and suppression is an additional protection for the officer, his family and the public.
Shoes, boots, ballistic vests, helmets, and shared gear such as lockers, radios, cell extraction equipment, and weight lifting equipment can be treated to reduce MRSA, Influenza, and odor producing bacteria. Biomist D2 will not degrade these materials, a significant problem when using chlorine-based products.