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  • 28 Mar 2023 8:17 PM | JAMI MARTIN

         Bloodborne pathogens are extremely important to educate yourself on. This is important for both employer and employee to understand equally. No one is above the negative ramifications when coming in contact with bloodborne pathogens, and all face the same risk exposure. 

         Exposure to contaminated bloodborne pathogens can include HIV, HVB, and Hepatitis just to name a few.  Some of these diseases may not show symptoms for several years, and can result in death. Proper knowledge of how to clean and disinfect is crucial in safety of yourself and others. 

         Employers must follow proper safety precations when handling situations where an employee comes in contact with bloodborne pathogens. These include following OSHA guidelines, keeping a journal of employee exposures, and having correct medical supplies available. These records are kept for long periods of time in the event that an employee shows signs of illness due to past exposure. 


  • 28 Mar 2023 5:54 PM | Precious Austin

     Since we entered the COVID 19 pandemic, more cleaning businesses have implemented steps in staying safe as well as keeping their customers safe. Using green cleaning products is important for your business. Before servicing my residential clients I ask them are there any cleaning products they are allergic too. I am very careful which stores I purchase my cleaning items. I usually purchase environmentally items online stores that sell only organically green products. Once I started replacing chemical cleaners with green cleaners my business started to thrive. More and more customers were pleased with the smell which wasn't harmful to them and their pets. I now use essential oils mixed in with my solutions. I train my employees to use green cleaners. I teach my team appropriate cleaning procedures. Training includes issues relating to chemical and equipment safety. This is the first thing commercial businesses ask what type of products do you use. Sometimes that will determine if they want your service or not. It's all about introducing the right policies and procedures on how to clean for health and the environment.

  • 28 Mar 2023 4:37 PM | Robert Johnson

    I believe after taking bloodborne pathogen certification course is probably the most important course one could take. Infectious bloodborne pathogens could strike anywhere anytime, and knowing the risks, dangers, precautions to take, and how to handle oneself when faced with a situation, is a matter of life and death. In the career field of a Janitorial worker or cleaning crew, it is a must to know. It is like playing Russian roulette with ones life to cleanup bodily fluids and not know the dangers of infectious pathogens.

    To give a little background on bloodborne pathogens and the risks that come with it. Infectious Bloodborne pathogens are very tiny microorganisms found in blood. These pathogens can cause incurable disease such as HIV, HBV, and HCV. once you contract such disease your chances of death are extremely high. HIV or Humane Immunodeficiency is a disease that can soon bring on AIDS. It breaks down your immune system to the point you cant even fight off a common cold. These disease once you contract one is not curable. The best one can do is make your life as comfortable as possible until the disease finally wins.

    Fortunately there are precautions and guidelines you can follow that will greatly reduce your chances of ever contracting a infectious bloodborne pathogen. Osha has set up many rules, guidelines, and steps to take. Universal precaution is one that we must treat all bodily fluids as infectious. How we handle taking out the trash, or what steps to take when cleaning up bodily fluids are just a few of the precautions we must follow. Not knowing these can be a death sentence to a cleaning or janitorial worker. Important to know this material is a understatement when it comes to bloodborne pathogens. 

  • 28 Mar 2023 3:30 PM | Anonymous member

    Those in the cleaning industry may come into contact with blood. OSHA has developed standard guidelines which will help us to reduce exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms present in human blood which can cause disease in humans upon contact. Most exposure occurs through the nose, mouth, or open wounds on the skin. Saliva and vomit may also contain blood born pathogens.

    The CDC recommends that all bodily fluids be considered as potentially infectious. We should assume that all blood and body fluids contain bloodborne pathogens. It is important to use the correct disinfecting cleaning solution when cleaning up bodily fluids. Personal protective equipment, such as gloves or goggles, should be used when cleaning and then disposed of in the correct color bag or cleaned with disinfection solution.

    Exposure could lead to Hepatitis B or HIV both of which may not show up for years. The business should have a written exposure control plan. OSHA requires documentation from the employer when an employee is exposed. This documentation must be kept for 3 years following the exposure.

    Always wear PPE, do not touch your mouth, do not reuse towels or sponges, handle laundry with caution, do not press down on trash, use properly labeled and color coded bags for items that contain potential bloodborne pathogens.

  • 28 Mar 2023 2:38 PM | Anthony Epps

    When it comes to cleaning healthcare facilities, know-how and what to use to properly clean the hospital and maintain a clean environment for the patient and staff. For cleaning company to clean a hospital, they should be certification in cleaning and healthcare location. OSHA has set up good practices to follow.

    Following the polices from OSHA can ensure the cleaning services is properly being used. PPE use can help prevent cross containment. Cleaning to top to bottom and clockwise cleaning a room. Disinfection solution to wipe down hard surfaces and soft surfaces. Gloves should be changed every three-patient room. Washing hands is important to reduce the risk of diseases, such as HBV, HCV, HIV. 

    For more information on this topic Janitorial Service Directory.  In addition to practices the CDC guidelines for are healthcare environments. Medical cleaning certification is essential in the upkeep of a clean hospital.

  • 28 Mar 2023 12:25 PM | Benjamin Lewis

    Medical cleaning practices can be used in the practice of cleaning everyday items such as bathrooms and trash cans.  How many people spit into trash cans?  This makes a potentially hazardous material that you could come into contact with.  Think of CoViD19 and the potential for it to spread.

    Now wearing PPE and a mask makes more sense in your day to day actives.  Not using gloves and a mask isn't such a big deal.  Now keeping hands washed and gloves on seems much more valuable.  Unfortunately the risk has always been this high, we are just now taking it seriously.

    Using Medical Cleaning Practices in our day to day activities in the only way we are going to get back to a normal life.  Stores must implement new policies and procedures to deal with this silent enemy that is upon us.

    I plan to use TwinOxide brand Chlorine Dioxide, a hospital grade disinfectant to use in residential applications.  Studies show it can kill pathogens in air at a concentration around 0.05 ppm or less.  This means we can bring the same level of disinfection you expect at the ER operating room, right into the home.  There is no reason these procedures wouldn't work to help reduce the spread of harmful pathogens that may cause disease.

  • 28 Mar 2023 12:02 PM | Alyssa Croft

    Too busy with work to find the adequate time to properly clean your home? Or maybe you just cant physically tackle the demands of cleaning your home like you want to. You are now contemplating on hiring a professional cleaning company to help you get your home back in shape. Look no further. IJCSA has you covered!

    Here at IJCSA, are numerous certified cleaning companies who would love to help you with your home cleaning needs. Regardless of your reasons. Judgement free. You can go to this directory here,, to find a company that best suits what you are needing. 

  • 28 Mar 2023 11:31 AM | Javier Velez

    Of all questions asked on the Medical Certification none can be so crucial to understand than asking:"Why is properly cleaning Healthcare Facilities so important?"- and the answer is that "Cleaning hospitals and clinics properly helps prevent infections."

    The prevention of infections, illnesses and disease such as : Clostridium Dificille, HIV (the infection leading to contract the illness AIDS), H.B.V (Hepatitis B),and H.C.V. (Hepatitis C) is prevented by practicing good hygiene and implementing strong measures in sanitizing and disinfecting.

    Done properly using the right tools and equipment for the job and implementing  proper procedures will ensure that patients,staff and other healthcare workers alike do not get infected and make germs and bacteria less spreadable to visitors, the general community,patients and healthcare workers. 

  • 28 Mar 2023 10:46 AM | Richard Porter

    In many environments that we provide janitorial services, it is highly likely that we will come into contact with blood soiled products during the normal course of our duties. From industrial settings to office settings, normal everyday accidents occur. Aside from accidents, there are employees with medical conditions that require the use of needles. All of these situations increase the risk of exposure to blood.

    Proper training is the only way to ensure employees in the field are prepared to deal with these hazards and accidents. There are standards and best practices to follow when coming into contact with a bloodborne pathogen. Proper training ensures that employees understand how to clean, disinfect, and dispose of material.

    Trash should not be manually compressed due to possible hazards from sharp materials. OSHA standards require that all blood-soiled material be disposed of in a red biohazard bad. Sharps should be disposed of in a puncture resistant container. Following these standards, and protocols, will help ensure the safest possible work environment.

  • 28 Mar 2023 10:28 AM | Kia Dotton

    It is extremely important for employees and staff to know and understand the importance of Bloodborne pathogens. Knowing how to use universal precautions by assuming all bloodborne pathogens are infected by performing protective practices, keeps employees and staff safe. All staff and employees benefit from knowing the proper procedures to clean and disinfect the contaminated area. Having the the proper training and knowledge of who to contact when exposed to bloodborne pathogens could be the difference between life and death.

    Diseases that can be found in bloodborne pathogens, include, but are not limited to: Hepatitis B (HBV) and Human Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV).  These pathogenic microorganism can be exposed to the human body through, mucous membrane. This is why universal precautions should always be used when handling bloodborne pathogens, assuming it is contaminated to avoid possible spread and exposure of any possible diseases. 

    Protective practices like wearing PPE, having and using color coded labeling of bags and bins, and disinfecting any tools used to disinfect the area, helps to avoid any careless acts of spreading the bloodborne pathogens outside of the contained area. After removing gloves, hands should be washed immediately. Employees and staff all should be aware that if they believe they have been exposed, immediately contact their supervisor and physician.  

    Having the training and knowledge of how to properly handle bloodborne pathogens is a very important part of cleaning and should always be handled properly by cleaning staff and employees.  We come in contact with these situations more often than most. Not knowing how to handle bloodborne pathogens could be detrimental to the employee and staff’s health.  

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