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The importance of cleaning employees & staff knowing about bloodborne pathogens

25 Nov 2022 6:18 AM | Jevon Brown

The importance of all employees of a cleaning company understanding bloodborne pathogens is necessary in preventing the spread of infectious diseases. Bloodborne pathogens can cause diseases if they are in blood, mucus, saliva, and sweat. All employees must know how to handle exposure to bloodborne pathogens, and how to report injury and use PPE to prevent contracting bloodborne issues.

After exposure it is important to follow steps according to OSHA. Employees and staff in a cleaning company are required to be trained on the topic of exposure and safety. All Employees in a cleaning company should assume everything they clean contains pathogens and to take infection control prevention. 

Training employees about bloodborne pathogens will help prevent infectious diseases. Being aware of precautions is the first step in handling bloodborne pathogens.


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