Keeping our Employees Safe from Bio-hazardous Materials
Bio-hazard material is one of the most dangerous materials to be cleaned up afterwards, we at SERVPRO East Honolulu take the most precaution when working with bio waste because of its implications. Here are some tips if you need to clean up bio-hazardous material:
-use disposable gloves, make sure that none of the material can touch exposed skin. The fastest way to get rid of the material is through disposable gloves that way it is a quick disposable process afterwards.
- absorbent materials, like sand or kitty litter or baking soda. These type of materials can soak up blood or other bodily fluids quickly for easy disposal.
-cleaning supplies, bleach, disinfecting wipes or spray can help clean up the mess. Although this does not completely clean up everything, it is the best option possible
-a bio-hazard bag, although they are not an everyday tool; they are essential to cleaning bio-hazardous material. They are plastic baggies that are either yellow or red and have a hazardous waste sign. This notifies anyone handling the bag to use the utmost caution.
There are so many reasons as to why you should protect yourself from bio-hazardous material, and one of them is blood-borne pathogens. Blood-borne pathogens are microbes such as viruses or bacteria that are carried in the human blood. These are dangerous, so make sure to use the proper equipment and protect your body from these materials.