755 Bloodborne Pathogens in the Workplace

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Course Description

Bloodborne Pathogens in the Workplace

OSHA estimates more than 5.6 million workers are at risk of occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens. All occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) place workers at risk for infection.

Workers in many different occupations are at risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens, including Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDS.

First aid team members, housekeeping personnel in some settings, nurses and other healthcare providers are examples of workers who may be at risk of exposure.

Key Topics:

  • What are Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Specific Pathogens
  • Modes of Transmission
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Response to Exposure
  • Methods to Control the Risk of Exposure

Target Audience: 

  • Employees

Course Hours: 2.0

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