Can an employee of my business cleanup blood from an injury, trauma or suicide scene?

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.

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