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Follow CDC Recommendations to Disinfect Spills
Bleach Solution OK to Use
If blood or other bodily fluids spill on work surfaces, state regulations require cleaning the contaminated area with either a high-level disinfectant or a bleach solution based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
  • The CDC recommends a solution of one part bleach to 10 parts water (1:10) for heavy spills.

  • The CDC recommends a solution of one part bleach to 100 parts water (1:100) for lighter spills.
Caution:  (1:10) bleach solution is caustic.  Avoid direct contact with skin and eyes. Prepare the bleach solution in a well-ventilated area.
What Oregon regulations say:
Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) states: "A high-level disinfectant or bleach solution, used according to the manufacturer's instructions, shall be used to disinfect surfacescontaminated by blood or bodily fluids.”
Cosmetology:  OAR 817-010-0101(4)
Body Piercing:  OAR 331-220-0000(9)
Tattooing:  OAR 331-580-0010(5)
For more information:
Centers for Disease Control
Office of Disease Prevention & Epidemiology, Oregon Department of Human Services