Common safety and health topics:
Exposure of housekeeping staff to blood or Other Potentially Infectious Materials (OPIM) through contaminated work environments. OPIM is defined in 29 CFR 1901.1030(b).
Clean and sanitary work environments to prevent contact with blood or OPIM. Bloodborne Pathogens Standard [29 CFR 1910.1030(d)(4)(i)].
The employer must:
The CDC states that hepatitis B virus can survive for at least one week in dried blood on environmental surfaces or contaminated needles and instruments.
Exposure of housekeeping staff to blood or OPIM by not using an appropriate or approved disinfectant.