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Jan 24 2018
by Impact News

Are You Prepared for a Blood-borne Spill?

Blood. It keeps our bodies humming, and serves as the foundation for many a horror flick, TV show or mystery novel. But when a blood-borne spill happens, there’s no time for “whodunit”. What’s needed is a fast, effective biohazard spill response plan. Because blood isn’t just the essence of life; infected blood can cause death.

According to OSHA, “Blood-borne pathogens are infectious microorganisms present in blood that can cause disease in humans. These pathogens include, but are not limited to, hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS. Workers exposed to blood-borne pathogens are at risk for serious or life-threatening illnesses.”

Impact Absorbents is up to the challenge. The XSORB Biohazard Absorbent Response Kit with Facemask and Gloves would be perfect for any bloody scenario, whether it happens in the harbor, auto shop, event center, schoolyard, or hospital. This convenient and economical kit has everything you need to clean up blood and body fluids, protect and disinfect, and fully comply with OSHA’s Blood-borne Pathogen Standard.

Each kit contains:

  • Facemask with eyeshield
  • Pouch of XSORB II Super Absorbent with Disinfectant, which instantly absorbs and disinfects liquids
  • One disinfectant wipe
  • Antiseptic towelettes
  • A pair of high-risk protective gloves
  • Biohazard disposal bag
  • Plastic scrapers

and detailed instructions for using all products.

Why Mops and Buckets Won’t Cut It With a Blood-borne Spill

In a medical setting, especially, consider biohazard response in patient rooms, in the hallways, in the cafeterias. A mop and bucket are not only inefficient, but messy, creating a new hazard while a wet floor dries.

By contrast, the XSORB II Disinfecting Encapsulator Bottle instantly contains, absorbs and disinfects liquids, absorbing tough spills such as blood and other biologically hazardous waste while treating the spill with bromine, a powerful, non-leaching disinfecting agent. Liquid waste quickly becomes solid waste for easier disposal.

For the diagnostics lab, XSORB’s Biohazard Absorbent Response Case is an ideal solution: a compact, wall-mountable, economical and fully OSHA-compliant spill containment kit that includes almost the identical elements to the XSORB Biohazard Absorbent Response Kit. Thoroughness is our middle name.

A “bloody good” horror story is one thing. But when the blood is flowing for real, reach for the biohazard spill clean up supplies made for the job, and staunch those potential pathogens in their tracks.

 

 

 

 

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