Bloodborne Pathogens

Course Description: Occupational Exposure to the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard covers workers who, as a part of their job, have the potential for exposure to human blood or other potentially infectious materials. Workers in many different occupations are at risk of exposures to Bloodborne Pathogens, including Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS. This exposure may be through needlesticks, sharps injuries, mucous membranes, and skin exposures. First responders, housekeeping personnel in some settings, and nurses are examples of workers who may be at risk of exposure. Workers and employers are urged to take advantage of available engineering controls and work practices to prevent exposure to blood and other body fluids.

Course Content:

• Nature and symptoms of bloodborne diseases
• How bloodborne pathogens are transmitted
• Universal Precautions
• Biohazard warning labels and how they are used
• Actions to follow in an emergency involving blood or other potentially infectious materials
• Procedure to follow if you are exposed to blood or other potentially infectious material