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Importance of cleaning employees & staff knowing about bloodborne pathogens

30 May 2020 1:22 PM | Yessenia Roman

Bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms that are present in human blood and can cause disease en humans like Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).  Any cleaning employee or any staff member can be exposed to the pathogen when come in contact with blood or body fluids from other individuals.

The Center of Diseases Control and Prevention advise us to consider blood or body fluids from others potentially infectious. it is very important to use "infection control precautions" to prevent or reduce the risk of exposure.

Using gloves and other personal equipment to protect us from being exposed are recommended. We must remember to discard all disposable personal protective equipment after finishing the job. Disinfect other work equipment such as buckets, mops, garbage tanks etc. We should never reuse towels or sponges to prevent pathogens from spreading.

Taking care of all the recommended precautions can be the difference between your health and a fatal disease.


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