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Bloodborne Pathogens & Employees

03 Dec 2019 12:43 PM | Paul Mumford

It is important that all cleaning employees and staff understand the importance of blood borne pathogens. Exposure to blood borne pathogens can cause serious illness and if not treated possibly death. Cleaners working in an environment where bodily fluids and blood is involved need to understand the proper way of dealing with it in order to stay safe and properly perform their duties.

Employees and staff working in environments where blood and bodily fluids are present should be properly trained to handle these issues. Always wearing protective gear such as disposable latex gloves and eye protection is critical. Understanding how to handle needles and other sharp items is also critical. Properly cleaning surfaces using the appropriate disinfectant is mission critical and will prevent decease.

Handling waste properly by making sure that it is processed in the proper disposal bags either red or orange disposable bags. Also when removing the trash bags from containers never crush or compress the bag. Properly handling of waste after clean up is essential in preventing decease.

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