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February 01, 2011
Nursing Home: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Exposure to bloodborne pathogens through contact with contaminated laundry by not wearing appropriate PPE is a possible hazard that workers should be aware.

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Employers must ensure that employees who have contact with contaminated laundry wear appropriate PPE as discussed in the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard 1910.1030(d)(4)(iv)(B) when handling and/or sorting contaminated laundry.

Employers must ensure employees wear appropriate PPE such as gloves, gowns, face shields, masks, when sorting contaminated laundry.

The use of thick utility gloves when sorting contaminated laundry may provide workers with additional protection.

Utility gloves may be decontaminated for re-use if the integrity of the glove is not compromised.

However, they must be discarded if they are cracked, peeling, torn, punctured, exhibit other signs of deterioration, or when their ability to function as a barrier is compromised.

Disposable, single use gloves shall not be washed or decontaminated for re-use.

For more information on Nursing Home, see this OSHA guideline.

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