Administrative Procedure 160 Appendix
Hygienic practices are required to minimize the risk of transmission of infectious diseases following contact with blood or other body fluids.
- Use dressings and tissues to minimize direct contact with blood, other body fluids, and
- When cleaning up body fluids, protective gloves are to be used.
- If any part of the skin comes in contact with body fluids, it should immediately be washed
with disinfectant or hot soapy water.
- Appropriate disinfectants (ie: 1:9 dilution of household bleach in water) shall be used in
cleaning body fluids from floors, walls, and clothing. The Regional Health Authority can
be contacted if there is doubt as to which disinfectants or cleansers should be used.
- The person doing the cleaning should use disposable materials such as paper towels.
If a mop is used it should be rinsed in disinfectant before being reused.
- All disposable articles soiled with body fluids should be placed in a plastic
- Non-disposable articles such as clothing and linens, which are visibly soiled with blood or
other body fluids, should be rinsed in cold water and then machine-washed in hot water, with
laundry detergent and bleach or dry cleaned.
Section 85, 87, 108, 109, Education Act, 1995
Occupational Health and Safety Act,
Public Health Act
April 14, 2009