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The importance of cleaning employees & staff knowing about bloodborne pathogens.

31 Jan 2023 5:53 PM | Alyssa Croft

Bloodborne pathogens are pathogenic microorganisms that are present in human blood and can cause disease in humans. Most cleaning employees and staff may come into contact with human blood thus making the importance of cleaning employees & staff knowing about bloodborne pathogens to be very crucial.

Cleaning employees must be taught the important precautions on what to do and not do when having to clean up any blood, vomit, urine, etc. due to always assuming ALL body fluids to be potentially contaminated. They must know what gear to wear, what cleaners to use, what is the proper disposal, as well as knowing the proper steps to take in case they may have been exposed to such contaminates. 

With cleaning employees and staff knowing about bloodborne pathogens, they are aware of their risk, it helps reduce the risk of exposure, and it allows them to proceed their job with proper caution and knowledge. With them not knowing about bloodborne pathogens, could be very dangerous not just for the employee, but for everyone they may come into contact with after possible exposure unknowingly. 


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