Industrial accidents can be a traumatic experience for a business and its employees. Besides the emotional scarring of cleaning up after an accident involving a co-worker, remediation of blood and bodily fluids should not be handled by janitorial staff unless they are properly trained and have the correct means of medical waste disposal.
Q. Can I have an employee of my business clean a blood scene?
A. Federal Regulation 29CFR1910.1030 states that no employee can be placed in a position to be exposed to a blood spill without first:
- Receiving blood borne pathogen (BBP) training.
- Having a written BBP exposure control plan.
- Having been provided personal protective equipment.
- Having been offered Hepatitis B vaccine, exposure evaluation and follow-up.
Being provided with a method to remove and properly store the bio-hazardous waste in properly marked containers for disposal at an approved site.
Only after these five conditions have been met can an employee be allowed by his or her employer to clean a biohazardous scene.
Trauma Services provides the collection, transportation and disposal of regulated medical waste and biohazardous materials for both residential and commercial needs.
We are certified, bonded, insured and fully compliant with all state and federal laws/regulations related to the collection, transport, and disposal of biohazardous materials and medical waste. We provide complete chain of custody documentation from pick up to disposal, which is essential for state and federal regulatory compliance.