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Follow CDC Recommendations to Disinfect Spills
Bleach Solution OK to Use
Bleach
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