Yes, but before an employee of your business can legally (and safely) clean up and disinfect blood from the scene of a suicide (or trauma scene, accident, blood spill etc.) he or she must meet the guidelines set in Federal Regulation 29CFR1910:1030. There are many dangers present at a scene contaminated with bloodborne pathogens. To protect the safety of your employees and customers you should seriously consider hiring a blood clean up and remediation company.
Federal Regulation 29CFR1910:1030
Federal Regulation 29CFR1910:1030 states that no employee can be placed in a position to be exposed to blood spills without first:
- Receiving bloodborne pathogen training.
- Having a written bloodborne pathogen exposure control plan.
- Having been provided with personal protective equipment.
- Having been offered a Hepatitis B vaccine and exposure evaluation and follow-up.
- Being provided with a method to remove and properly store the bio hazardous waste in a properly marked container for disposal at an approved site.