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1 Sanitizing Equipment/Implements By: Cathy Dewberry-Green, 2010

2 Implements  Pre-clean-remove hair, filings, scrub with soap and water  Rinse thoroughly, pat dry  Wear gloves, goggles, and or safety glasses  Mix solution  Use gloves and tongs to immerse implements  Remove with tongs, basket, or gloves  Rinse thoroughly, air-dry  Place in clean, closed, and dry disinfected container

3 Linens, Capes  Launder and bleach according to label directions

4 Electrical equipment  Wipe and spray with EPA-Environmental Protection Agency hospital grade, tuberculocidal disinfectant created for electrical equipment

5 Work Surfaces  Use EPA registered disinfectant

6 Whirlpool Foot Spas  Drain water, remove foreign matter  Clean surfaces and walls with soap, rinse with clean clear water  Disinfect with EPA registered disinfectant  Rinse and wipe dry with a clean towel  At end of each day, remove screen and remove trapped debris  Wash screen and inlet with soap and chlorine solution  Immerse in EPA registered disinfectant

7 Whirlpool Foot Spas Continued  Flush system with low sudsing soap and water for 10 minutes  Rinse, drain and let air dry

8 Blood Spill Disinfection Stop service and clean injured area Apply antiseptic and or liquid styptic spray Cover injury with band-aid or other dressing Use finger guard or gloves as needed Clean client and workstation Dispose of all disposable contaminated objects such as wipes or cotton balls by double bagging, and use biohazard sticker Wash hands with soap and water

9 Blood Spill Disinfection Continued  Disinfect all tools contaminated with blood or body fluid by complete immersion in an EPA registered disinfectant that kills HIV-1 and Hepatitis B or in a tuberculocidal disinfectant

10 Dispensary  Keep clean and orderly  Maintain MSDS on all chemicals

11 A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is designed to provide both workers and emergency personnel with the proper procedures for handling or working with a particular substance. MSDS's include information such as physical data (melting point, boiling point, flash point etc.), toxicity, health effects, first aid, reactivity, storage, disposal, protective equipment, and spill/leak procedures.melting point boiling pointflash pointtoxicity protective equipment These are of particular use if a spill or other accident occurs. MSDS's vary in length depending on their format, content, and font size.their format What is a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)?

12 What does an MSDS look like? The formats of MSDS's tend to vary, but they usually convey the same basic kinds of information. For specific requirements see our Formats question.our Formats question To give you a feel for what kind of information can be found on an MSDS we have included two examples for you to examine: The toxic nerve gas, VXnerve gas, VX A more typical chemical such as Benzoic acid.Benzoic acid

13 Handling disposables  Place in a closed container  If in contact with blood, double-bag and mark with biohazard sticker  Use puncture proof containers for sharp instruments

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