Challenging clean-ups call for careful safety prep

Workers need protection when a clean-up job could possibly include used needles, human body fluids, animal corpses, and piles of rodent poo.

Clean-up crews get ready to disinfect and deodorize. Photo by Daisy Goggs.
Workers in such situations – not for the faint of heart – are required by BC’s Occupational Health and Safety Regulation to use personal protective equipment (PPE) that includes appropriate respirators, coveralls, rubber gloves, and protective …

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