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Universal precautions for the general workplace would be used in case an employee needed to clean up blood or other potentially infectious material. Personal protection is the most important factor. The individual tasked with clean up should wear gloves, making sure to check for rips or holes before putting them on. A bleach solution of 1 part bleach 9 parts water should be used to clean any affected tool or area. Apply the solution to the  affected area using a rag or spray bottle, let sit for a bit and then wipe down. When finished wiping it down, throw the rag away.  Spray the affected area once again with the bleach solution and let it air dry.

Once finished, remove gloves using glove to glove and then skin to skin contact wrapping the gloves into themselves to keep any contaminates contained. Do not flick or pop gloves. Then throw the gloves away. While not legally required, it’s a good idea to use a biohazard waste bag. When you are finished, wash your hands thoroughly.