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Bloodborne Pathogens and Preventative Measures

05 Apr 2020 3:14 PM | Heather Sterner

      With regards to Bloodborne Pathogens there is no more effective way to protect yourself and those around you, than to be proactive. Thinking re-actively is not only careless, but it can also be the difference between life and death. It is imperative that all cleaning personnel follow the OSHA standard, when dealing with Bloodborne Pathogens.

        Personal protective equipment, as well as effective cleaning solutions are crucial to not only your own protection, but it helps prevent the spread of Bloodborne Pathogens. The personal protective equipment protects the cleaner and the cleaning solutions protect the environment. Proper cleaning techniques are also very important. 

         Speaking of proper cleaning techniques, one thing not mentioned in the video is dwell time. Whether you're using a bleach solution, one of the recommended solutions from the video or the like, you MUST give each product the proper dwell time or contact time, for the solution to be most effective. Knowing what Bloodborne Pathogens are, how to protect yourself and the contaminated environment around you can truly be the difference between life and death.


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