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Bloodborne pathogens

23 May 2021 4:58 PM | Amy Mellegard

In the last year, every human on our planet has become much more aware of the importance of exposure and the utilization of universal precautions. Applications of precaution refer to many contaminates, including bloodborne pathogens.

Bloodborne pathogens are micro organisms found within human blood. All human fluids should always be considered contaminated. Universal precautions such as red or orange trash bags, designated containers for needles, clearly colored or  labeled help to prevent exposure are a small part of  the work which help keep safe environments in places many people frequent. 

Janitorial cleaning services are an  important part of containing bloodborne pathogens. By decontaminating surfaces where micro organisms are probable, removing trash and dirty laundry. Exposure is possible, Should you work around contaminated areas be sure to use tongs, spatulas rubber gloves & safety glasses, use universal precautions to help prevent the spread of HIV,  HBV or HEP B.


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