Outbreak Control: Vomit Cleanup

Employee Illness Tracking
Vomit Cleanup
What to do if you suspect an outbreak

It is the responsibility of the Person In Charge (PIC) of the facility to implement and train staff on an effective employee health policy. This means ensuring that staff members not only stay home when sick, but also remain home for at least 24 hours after their last symptom ends without the aid of medication (in the case of vomiting and diarrhea). This is an important task, as many sizeable outbreaks have occurred with staff getting sick before customers.

Vomiting Larry Video
Watch how easily one vomiting event can contaminate a wide area, and how common clean up procedures can be inadequate, accidentally leading to further contamination.

Vomit Cleanup Demo Video
Watch how an ill food worker can contaminate the kitchen by showing up to work with symptoms of foodborne illness. A thorough description of proper vomit clean up begins at minute 2:25.

EPA List of Disinfectants
Not sure if the chemicals you are using will kill the germs you need to fight? Follow this link for the EPA’s list of approved disinfectants.

Contact Information

Telephone: (702) 759-0588


Updated on:  September 25, 2020