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Importance of Bloodborne Pathogens Training for All

03 Mar 2024 9:00 PM | William Boston

Bloodborne pathogens training is not just important for biohazard cleaners. A potentially hazardous situation can present itself in any field of cleaning and can happen without notice or warning. Transmission of HIV or Hep B can occur in a split second and equipping your employees and yourself with the proper training and equipment to be protected is essential. This training can mean the difference between life and death. 

One of the most important things that can be learned through this course is the idea of universal precautions. Universal precautions are precautions that are to be taken anytime that you are in contact with or think you may be in contact with, blood or any other infectious materials. It teaches that you should always treat bodily fluids as if they are infected with a communicable virus. This enables you and your employees to be defensive in your approach to all jobs and work cautiously to minimize your exposure to any possible hazards. 

Always have PPE on hand for all employees. Even if you do not clean these types of hazards, you may come in contact with them and need to be able to protect yourself. Knowing what to do and what to be aware of after exposure can ensure that should the unthinkable happen, you will be able to identify and intervene appropriately. Giving your employees the most up-to-date information on how to protect themselves can keep you out of trouble as an employer and ensure safety in your business. 

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