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How to Protect Yourself From Blood-Borne Pathogens

Each and every year, people across the United States are infected by serious bloodborne pathogens. Some of these viruses and bacteria result in diseases that are treatable. Other infections can result in chronic conditions that can only be managed. All people need to have a general and authoritative understanding of what can be done to…


Autoclaving Biohazardous Material

The Environmental Protection Agency is not directly involved in dealing with the disposal of biohazardous material. In other words, the EPA does not establish standards relating to what needs to be done to eliminate biohazardous materials. What the EPA does have province over is the discharge of hazardous materials into the environment. As a result of this…

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Overview of the Biohazardous Waste Incineration Process

Historically, the most common method of destroying biohazardous waste was incineration. In recent years, alternatives to this methodology are being utilized with greater frequency. Nonetheless, biohazardous waste incinerations remain a method used to address this type of dangerous materials. Three Types of Biohazardous Waste Incineration There are three primary types of biohazardous incineration processes used in the…


Bodily Fluids That Contain Bloodborne Pathogens

Dangerous bloodborne pathogens can also be found in other bodily fluids. Because of this reality, people must take caution when they come into contact not only with the blood but also with different bodily fluids. Most Common Bodily Fluids in Which Bloodborne Pathogens Are Found In addition to blood, the two most common bodily fluids in which…

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How Are Blood-Borne Pathogens Spread?

The U.S. National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health provides a comprehensive and succinct definition of bloodborne pathogen: A pathogen is something that causes disease. Germs that can cause long-lasting infection in human blood and disease in humans are called bloodborne pathogens. In order to protect your health and the health of others, you…

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Why Is Cleaning Up Blood Dangerous?

Different types of bloodborne pathogens render the process of cleaning up blood potentially dangerous, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Indeed, the CDC provides significant resources addressing blood safety, including safe cleanup practices associated with blood. Common Bloodborne Pathogens There is a trio of dangerous bloodborne pathogens that are most common. These are: HIV…

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What Are Osha Requirements for Cleaning up Biohazardous Waste?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA, has established a set of requirements and standards associated with cleaning up biohazardous waste. These requirements are developed from laws passed by Congress, together with regulations adopted by OSHA itself. At the heart of the requirements for cleaning up biohazardous waste is the OSHA Blood Pathogens Standard. Based on this…


What Is Biohazardous Waste?

Biohazardous waste is defined as material contaminated with potentially infectious agents that are considered to be a threat to public safety or health as well as the environment more generally. Liquid biohazards represent one of the types of dangerous biological matter a broad the public and biohazard remediation professionals face. There are four general categories of…

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What Is Biohazard Cleanup?

Biohazardous waste is defined as biological substances that threaten individual health, as well as the environment. Biohazardous waste comes in the form of various microorganisms, viruses, bacteria, toxins, and other pathogens that are capable of adversely impacting human health. These hazards can also be harmful to other animals as well. Biohazard cleanup is also oftentimes referred…


What Are the Requirements in California to Provide Biohazard Cleanup Services?

California has stringent laws delineating the requirements that must be satisfied in order to provide biohazard cleanup services. These types of services are also known as biohazard remediation as well as trauma scene waste management. California law utilizes the latter term, trauma scene waste management practitioner in delineating the underlying requirements to perform this type of…


How to Dispose of a Blood-Stained Mattress in California

Every day in California, people die in bed. In some cases, people experience traumatic deaths which result in blood staining a mattress. In other situations, people die, and their remains aren’t immediately discovered, resulting in fluids contaminating a mattress. Disposal of Uncontaminated Mattress If a person passes away in bed from natural causes, and the…

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The Three Most Common Airborne Pathogens

Airborne pathogens are classified as diseases that are spread through the air from one individual to another, according to the National Safety Council. These pathogens are transmitted through coughing and sneezing. There are three airborne pathogens that are most commonly spread. Tuberculosis What Is Tuberculosis? Tuberculosis is a disease caused by bacteria medically known as Mycobacterium tuberculosis,…