Hazardous waste isn’t always what you think it is. Sometimes, your workers will encounter biohazardous materials in the course of their work. Handling these materials requires additional training. For quality biohazardous waste training, you can trust the professionals at AEG Environmental. Here are some tips for safely handling biohazardous waste.
The Fundamentals of Biohazardous Waste Handling
Handling biohazardous materials can be a demanding job, and everyone needs to be as safe as possible when they do it. That way, they can avoid injury or health problems from exposure to contaminated blood or other hazardous materials found on the scene. Your workers will need to know how to clean up blood and other bodily fluids without coming into contact with them by accident.
Then your workers will need to know how to store biohazardous waste properly. If they are relatively inexperienced in this field, then further training will be necessary. Biohazard bags and containers are the quickest and easiest methods for disposing of sharps, contaminated solids, and most types of medical waste. However, these bags are unlikely to the recognized by the general public, so some additional training on how to open and close them in a timely fashion is a good investment.
Communicating the dangers of various types of waste and identifying it can be difficult. That’s why more training is always necessary especially when waste needs to be redefined or reclassified, or new types of waste are encountered. Without being able to communicate what they’re doing, your employees might not be able to contain the scene and prevent others from interfering in their work.
More Advanced Skills
Sometimes, workers will be called to clear out confined spaces. This requires special training. Then, there is tagout training, which focuses on how to deactivate machinery that might be the cause of the biohazardous waste situation or could harm anyone trying to clean up the mess that’s left behind. Everyone engaged in cleaning up biohazardous waste should also know what to do when they could potentially fall from an elevated position. There is more training available for these situations.
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No matter what kind of environmental issue you may have, AEG Environmental can help. We handle every situation with care, dedication, and a commitment to exemplary customer service. When you have an emergency, you can rely on us! Need training? We can handle that too! We train in a wide variety of environmental management areas so that your company can remain compliant with EPA, DOT, and OSHA. Make sure to check out our blog for the latest and greatest in the waste management world! You should also follow us on social media for updates.
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