Clear Monkeypox Info Keeps Cleaning Pros Safe

Following federal standards and regulations is critical to properly manage hazardous waste.

August 15, 2022

As worldwide monkeypox numbers increase, so too has the need for cleaning professionals to be both conscientious and diligent regarding their own safety.

In the following ISSA Cleaning Industry Alert video, Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner—senior director of the Global Biorisk Advisory Council™ (GBAC), a Division of ISSA—discusses the importance of providing clear information to frontline cleaners on how to stay safe when disposing hazardous and infectious waste.

He specifically recommends compliance with the Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) Standard from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as well as the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations.

Macgregor-Skinner also emphasizes the need for continuous education regarding which personal protective equipment (PPE) is the most appropriate for the waste being handled.

To hear more advice, check out the video below. For more information on eradicating monkeypox, see our article regarding the most recent CDC guidelines, and watch this special episode of BioTalk, a GBACtv production. 

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