It is very important that all employees and staff understand bloodborne pathogens. In order to protect themselves from exposure to infectious blood and body fluids they must take universal precautions while on the job.
There are more than 600,000 needlestick injuries a year. Exposure incidents also include splashes and contact with mucous membrane.
All employees and staff must know what to do if stuck by a needle. As well as, what to do if potentially infectious fluids gets in the eyes, nose, mouth or broken skin.
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