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OSHA Compliant Disinfectants

Q: What disinfectant does OSHA recommend for protection from bloodborne pathogens?

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A: OSHA does not make specific product or brand recommendations, but directs healthcare providers to consult the EPA registered list of sterilants (List A), disinfectants that are effective against tuberculosis (List B), and disinfectants that are effective against Hepatitis B and HIV (List D). For access to these lists, go to http://www.epa.gov/oppad001/chemregindex.htm

A solution of 5.25% sodium hypochlorite (household bleach) diluted 1:10 to 1:100 with water and prepared daily is acceptable for the cleanup of contaminated items or surfaces.