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The Importance of Training Your Cleaning Employees and Staff from Bloodborne Pathogens During Covid

27 Nov 2020 1:36 PM | Guadalupe Gomez

    The primary benefit of Bloodborne Pathogens Training is for the health and safety of your employees.  Any custodial staff that handles sharp bins, biohazard waste, or potentially contaminated objects should know how to protect themselves against - what to do in case of exposure.  Furthermore It is for this reason any employee at risk to exposure to blood and other infectious substances be required to be Bloodborne Pathogen Certified. This Bloodborne Pathogens Certification training ensures your cleaning employees are Qualified to work in this specialized environment.  

     There is four main methods of contacting Bloodborne Pathogens.

1.  Direct Contact- when infected fluids from one individual enters another individuals body.

2.  Indirect Contact- happens when infected fluids from a person contaminates a surface or items that another individual will have to interact with.  

3.  Respiratory Droplet Transmission- when an individual inhales contaminated body fluids from an infected person, for example through infected individuals breath, cough, or by sneezing around you. - Covid

4.  Vector-Borne Transmission-  when an individuals skin is perforated by an infected source, such as getting a bite from a mosquito carrying malaria.

     It is for these reasons your employees will benefit from the training of Bloodborne Pathogens and they will be able to learn how to minimize the risk of infection against all these transmission methods.

 

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