Should I Use a Blood Spill Kit?

Many facilities keep blood spill kits on hand for minor accidents involving blood. Blood spill kit contents typically include standard items designed to protect against potential bloodborne pathogen exposure. However, cleaning up large amounts of blood is better left to the professionals, as blood spill kits do not completely clean and disinfect spill sites.

If you’re faced with the task of cleaning up a large amount of blood, protect yourself by contacting the crime scene and trauma clean up professionals at Aftermath.

How Aftermath Addresses Blood Spills

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Aftermath’s services include blood cleanup and trauma situations, such as industrial accidents, homicide, suicide, active shooter (mass trauma), and transportation accidents. Keep in mind, we are not commercial carpet cleaners. Our services focus on helping people by remediating sites that pose health risks to families, homeowners, and property owners.

Our proprietary method for cleaning blood spills includes:

  • Rigorous cleaning procedures
  • Structural remediation
  • Biohazard removal (cutting away affected carpet and flooring and removing them via legal medical waste transportation)
  • Surface sanitization and disinfection of affected and adjacent areas
  • Testing of clean areas to achieve 100% sanitization levels

Contact us online or call 877-872-4339 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to learn more about how Aftermath is a safer, more effective option than a blood spill kit.

Blood Spill Kit Contents Used For Small Blood Spills

If you're dealing with a small blood spill that does not warrant a professional's attention, a blood spill kit may be appropriate. Most commercially available blood spill kit contents include basic items to protect against potential bloodborne pathogens. These items may include:

  • Gloves
  • Mask/Safety Shield
  • Apron
  • Powder
  • Wipes
  • Biohazard Bags
  • Disposable Towels

Some blood spill kit contents may include the OSHA, CDC, and State Health Department mandated items for cleaning up, transporting, and disposing of potentially infectious blood and/or other body fluid spills, while others do not adhere to any set of standards.

According to First Aid Products Online, "OSHA mandates that [bloodborne pathogens] kits be readily available in areas where it may be 'reasonably anticipated' for workers to face contact with blood and other potentially infectious materials as a result of performing their job duties. 

Locations such as:

  • Correctional Facilities
  • Childcare Facilities
  • Police Stations
  • Maintenance Departments
  • Schools & School Buses
  • Hotels
  • Health Clubs
  • Tattoo Parlors
  • Public Areas (e.g. malls, restaurants, theaters)"

For Any Blood Spills, Call Aftermath

While it is true that contents of a blood spill kit may assist in cleaning up blood on the surface, blood can seep into surfaces, harboring potentially dangerous bloodborne pathogens that cleaning products do not fully remediate. If you’re unsure if a blood spill warrants a professional’s attention, call Aftermath at (877) 872-4339. Our friendly representatives are available 24/7 and are happy to help you.

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Sources:

Safetech America: http://www.safetec-america.com/Universal-Compliance-Blood-Spill-Clean-Up-Kit_p_40.html?AffId=1&gclid=CPqCq6iq_sYCFckYHwod2xMK9g
First Aid Products Online: http://www.firstaidproductsonline.com/bbpspillkits.aspx

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