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Q&A: What is the procedure for dealing with a bodily fluid spill?

Q: What is the procedure for dealing with a bodily fluid spill?
A: When there is a bodily fluid spill such as blood for example, there a few protocols you should follow to ensure nobody is harmed or any infection is spread.  This is because body fluids are a source of infectious micro-organisms (bacteria, viruses and fungi). The main risk is infection following hand to mouth/nose/eye contact. There is also a risk of infection via broken skin (cuts or scratches). Cleaning products may contain hazardous substances such as biocides and surfactants. Health effects from cleaning products include irritation, dermatitis and breathing problems so the correct equipment must also be used when dealing with bodily fluid spills. A good regime for the control procedures could be as follows.

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