Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about safety responsibility:
Who is responsible for cleaning bodily fluids in a work place?cleaner or first aider?
Signed, Grossed Out
Dear Grossed Out:
This is more common of a question than many might realize. Some custodial or janitorial staff feel that the person who has already had their hands in the various things involved with giving first aid or attending to a sick person, should be the one to clean the area. The first aid provider usually feels that the work, skill and emotional upset that goes along with providing first aid is work enough. The decision is usually made based on who has easy access to the correct cleaning supplies and who is trained, or at least accustomed, to using the various cleansers and supplies.