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Monday's Ask the Experts: PPE regulation

May 21, 2012
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Monday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: Is there a regulation for a janitorial company in Florida pertaining to wearing scrubs, booties, etc. when cleaning operating rooms after hours?

The answer:

I did zero research on this, but since the purpose of wearing the protective gear you mention is to avoid contamination of the patient being operated upon with infectious material from the surgeon and others present, I would guess, no. However, some PPE might be in order if infectious waste is being handled or is present. Perhaps gloves or ... — Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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