Biohazards in the Workplace, for Cleaners it can be a Daily Risk

Biological hazards or “biohazards" is the term used to describe any micro-organism, cell culture or human endo-parasite that can cause harm. In simple terms it is the general term for bugs and germs.

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Biological hazards or “biohazards" is the term used to describe any micro-organism, cell culture or human endo-parasite that can cause harm. In simple terms it is the general term for bugs and germs.

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Within the cleaning industry, cleaning operatives are exposed to biological hazards, to varying degrees, depending on the nature of the work they undertake. Typically though, they will be required to deal with the physical removal of blood, vomit, semen, faeces and urine, as well as dealing with the disposal of discarded syringes and responding to pest infestations.


See the video below for helpful information on where such biohazards are most likely to occur and how to deal with them safely and effectively:

 

 

For more information on how to protect your staff and ultimately your business from biological hazards, read everything you need to know by downloading the free 38 page document called a guide to Biohazards. The document was recently commissioned by the Jangro Group, please follow the link

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