Assume The Worst When It Comes to Body Fluid SpillsNathan Cartwright
Body fluid spills including blood, urine and vomit can occur in any workplace.
You can’t see possible pathogens such as HIV and Hepatitis so the correct personal protection equipment(PPE) is critical. All OHS Legislation requires that risks present in the workplace are offset by the appropriate equipment.
The National Code of Practice for dealing with body fluid spills that can contain pathogens applies to all workplaces and not only clinical environments.
In Section 4.3.2 of the Code it clearly states that spills must be cleaned up immediately using the correct PPE, absorbents, neutral detergent, waste bags and a sturdy scraper and pan.
All of the required items can be found in the Biohazard Spill Kit from Spill Station® Australia.
This dedicated spill kit ensures that employers are exercising due diligence by providing adequate facilities for the welfare of their employees.