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Bloodborne Pathogens

- Bloodborne Pathogens

Contaminated waste should be placed in disposable, leak proof containers that are labeled as bio-hazards.

One of the most serious methods of transmission for bloodborne pathogens is through a skin puncture with contaminated items, such as glass, knives or needles.

After an exposure incident it is important to wash with anti-bacterial soap.

The Hepatitis vaccine should be offered to all employees

All injuries or bloodborne pathogen exposures should be reported to your supervisor.

Latex gloves may be cleaned and re-used after coming into contact with blood.

Sanitizing is the process of killing harmful bacteria by using chemicals such as bleach

Two cups bleach per one gallon of water is the recommended solution for sanitizing.


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