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Importance of knowing about bloodborne pathogens

10 Apr 2024 7:28 PM | Marluce De Oliveira

Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease in humans. These pathogens include, but are not limited to, hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Needlesticks and other sharps-related injuries may expose workers to bloodborne pathogens. Workers in many occupations, including first responders, housekeeping personnel in some industries, nurses and other healthcare personnel, all may be at risk for exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

It is important for us to have knowledge of bloodborne pathogens so we can prevent accidents and to protect ourselves from potential exposure to bloodborne pathogens. By understanding the risks and implementing preventive measures, employees reduce the likelihood of accidents and exposure incidents.

Our work involves cleaning and disinfecting various surfaces, equipment and facilities that may have been contaminated. By knowing more about cleaning, we're able to eliminate pathogens and prevent the infection for others. This includes using the correct disinfectant products and knowing what they're made for. This will help create a safer and healthier environment. 


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