The Hero Wipes brand has expanded its product line to tackle another threat faced by first responders: bloodborne pathogens. With the launch of Hero Wipes EMS, first responders now have a wipe that effectively cleans and kills 99.9% of germs to reduce the risk of infection that bloodborne pathogens present. And, of course, if they are good for first responders, they are good for anyone who risks encountering someone else’s blood – such as cleaners.
Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms present in blood than can cause disease in humans. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration provides a Bloodborne Pathogens standard that provides for what employers should do to protect workers. Hero Wipes EMS also complies with OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens standard requirements and meets the Centres for Disease Control & Prevention’s guideline for hand hygiene in healthcare settings.