(4) Protective clothing.
(a) Long-sleeved laboratory coats or protective barrier gowns are to be
worn by all staff performing tasks that may expose them to blood or body fluids.
(b) Fluid-resistant material.
(c) Protect all areas of exposed skin.
(d) Once contaminated with blood or body fluids, the barrier garment
should be removed and replaced with a clean barrier garment.
(e) Should not be worn outside the work area to include administrative
areas, rest rooms, break rooms, or visitor's areas.
(a) Gloves or equivalent barriers should be used when tasks are likely to
involve exposure to blood.
(b) The CDC recommendations for prevention of transmission of blood-
borne pathogens include the following general guidelines for determining when gloves
1 For any task where blood may be encountered when the healthcare
worker has cuts, scratches, or other breaks in his/her skin.
2 In situations where the healthcare worker judges that hand
3 For performing finger and/or heel needle-sticks on infants and
4 When persons are receiving training in phlebotomy.
5 When handling any "open" blood container or specimen.
6 When cleaning up spills or handling waste materials.
7 When collecting or handling blood or samples from all patients, or
from donors known to be infected with a blood-borne pathogen.