If you are a worker handling biohazards and other risky chemicals, always prioritise your health. Generally, you suffer a great risk of falling ill from waterborne diseases if you do not take precautions.

Follow the simple guidelines below to offer you insights on how to stay vigilant when handling such contaminants at work.

 Basic Hygienic Practices to Observe

Certain hygienic practices are often referred to as basic because they are the most assumed with the deadliest impact on your health. After completing a site visit to handle biohazards from sewage systems, wash your hands immediately. Do not take chances to eat or drink something or even use the toilet before you complete this step.

Do not touch your eyes, nose, mouth, or open cuts on your body system. Human waste from sewage has the most dangerous disease-causing microorganisms that could easily make their way into your body system and cause havoc. In most cases, it is advisable to cover any open wounds or cuts with a clean, dry bandage when handling the exercise.

Have Required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Never take chances with PPEs when handling biohazards at work. Basically, your company should provide all the equipment needed to handle the operation to avoid compromising your health. If you miss any of the following items, raise an immediate alarm to the supervisor in charge for them to be provided.

Splash-Proof Face Shield or Face Mask: Protects your mouth and nose from sewage splashes as you perform the operation.

Goggles: Covers your eyes and protects them from human waste splashes during waste removal.

Rubber Boots: Protects you from exposure to biohazards through skin contact. Also, they ensure that you do not step on any dangerous waste such as broken glasses that could cause an injury and even increase the chances of you getting infected from the cut wound.

Waterproof Gloves: Protects your hands from direct contact with hazardous wastes and dangerous items like broken glass pieces.

Liquid-repellant Coveralls: Meant to cover the entire body to avoid biohazard wastes from splashing onto your cloth.

Proper Training

The dynamics of biohazards change from time to time. Therefore, a one-time training session does not guarantee your safety. Your company should be able to offer constant on the job training on disease prevention, proper use and disposal of PPEs, and effective handling of biohazards.

Always consult with your supervisors on proper vaccination recommendations to ensure you are up to date with vaccines like typhoid fever, polio, tetanus, Hepatitis A and B, and so on.

For more information, contact a biohazard cleaning service in your area.