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Bleach!

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

The school I work at is extremely conscientious about sanitizing everything. They have to be - they have parents to answer to. So when I work at after school care, as I did today, one of the things I do is disinfect all the tables and chairs after the kids have left. Actually, I try to do the tables one at a time, as they empty, rather than leaving them all to the end.

We use a bleach spray most of the time. It's fairly dilute - so many table spoons per gallon. Today the spray bottle I was using had a defective nozzle. When I used it, most of the bleach spray came out in the forward direction, as it was supposed to, on the table or chair I aimed at. However, a small amount came out of the nozzle in a very thin stream, at high pressure, directly back at me. I started spraying, and some of the spray hit me in the face. Most of it, in fact, hit my glasses. I was so shocked I didn't really even react. Then I stopped spraying, wiped my face with paper towels, and then cleaned my glasses. All I could think was, what would have happened if it had gone in my eyes. I am very happy I didn't find out. Dilute it may have been, but even dilute bleach would not be good for one's eyes.

I have to say that every day working is an adventure, one way or another.
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  • JANIEWWJD
    I'm so very happy you're OK!!! emoticon
    62 days ago
  • BLITZEN44
    Time for some safety goggles! Glad you avoided injury to your eyes, but if you had any coatings on your specs, that bleach may have taken it right off. Glasses aren't cheap and you've only got one set of eyes, so I'd recommend wearing something protective over the top while dealing with flying bleach products. I know it's a hassle but your eyes are worth it!
    64 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    Wow that would of been painful, and could of been quite disastrous for you. Glad you're ok, but I bet you smelled that bleach all the way home.
    65 days ago
  • 2BDYNAMIC
    Oh my! emoticon ... I am glad your glasses acted as a barrier so none got in your eyes!
    66 days ago
  • SLIMMERJESSE
    Wow. Lucky break.
    66 days ago
  • BROOKLYN_BORN
    Whew, disaster averted. Except for the defective sprayer, sounds like a good alternative to what our system uses. Tons of individual wipes. Do you use paper towers then to dry the chair or just let it air dry?
    66 days ago
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