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Importance of employees and staff knowing of bloodborne pathogens

01 Apr 2020 12:38 PM | Keiaettiaye Roman

All janitorial or cleaning staff shall be made aware of bloodborne exposure and ways to prevent exposure. In everyday life we are exposed in one form or another. It is important to educate yourself and your staff on this.

Bloodborne pathogens are infectious and you should wear protective equipment and or provide to your staff proper protection to prevent exposure. This will include equipment like gloves, face masks, eye wear, or gowns. this will prevent serious illness, and possibly death.

Everyone has the legal right to not work in hazardous conditions without knowledge on how to protect their selves. Never push down trash with your hands, or laundry as they may have sharp objects like needles that can expose you. Stay educated and up to date on blood pathogens in your workplace and with your staff.

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