Cleaning employees and staff should understand the importance of knowing about bloodborne pathogens because of the threat of becoming infected with Coronavirus, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)...etc. This is possible when dealing with blood contaminated with these disease causing microorganisms. Careless handling of sharps, and other other potentially infectious material (OPIM) can lead to infection. OSHA standards provide guidelines to help employees prevent contamination.
Knowing that bloodborne pathogens exist and practicing safety precautions such as wearing and using the appropriate PPE will help protect the employee and others.
Knowing about vaccination for HBV, using PPE, and employer training will provide a safer working environment for EVERYBODY!