The importance of cleaning employees & staff knowing about blood-borne pathogens is to prevent serious illness or even death. In order to prevent serious illness or even death you need to provide guidelines to help eliminate or limit exposure. Following universal precautions, protective practices and providing training on how to properly clean.
Universal precautions is to assume all blood and body fluids are contaminated. Infection Control precautions be taken to minimize the risk of exposure. Follow proper protection practices when having to handle a clean up or exposure.
When handling a clean up or exposure protective practices must be followed. Always wear the correct protective equipment, such as disposable gloves,eye protection, face mask, and gown. Always make sure this equipment is in working order, not torn, and if not available ask for them. If you don't know how to properly use the equipment you need to ask.
Providing training on how to properly clean the infected areas in order to avoid others being exposed. Avoid splashing when cleaning up and never reuse cleaning cloths, paper towels. Never eat, smoke and eat in or around infected areas. Never compress trash bags. Use tongs to pick up needles.
Blood-borne pathogens is nothing to mess with. Following universal precautions, protective practices and providing training on how to properly clean infected areas, will prevent serious illness or even death to your employees and staff.
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