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Knowledge Saves Lives- Bloodborne Pathogens

04 Apr 2020 8:49 PM | Gabriela Moran

Workers that clean for a living, such as janitors, housekeepers and maids might not be the first professions that come to mind when you think of hazardous jobs. Still these workers have the potential to encounter deadly illnesses every single day. 

The workers most at risk are in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, laboratories, but also they could be exposed working in any other facility, such as schools and daycares. Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) can be contacted in various ways and they pose a dangerous risk for cleaner’s health. These viruses such as Hepatitis C (HCV) and B (HBV) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) are also considered carcinogenic to humans.

Identifying and communicating these risk factors in the workplace, as well as educating the cleaning workers and staff how to prevent injuries and avoid contamination, is not only extremely important and imperative but can also save lives.

Learn About Bloodborne Pathogens For Cleaning Employees Here


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