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Bloodborne Pathogens Will Kill You

18 Oct 2019 11:51 AM | Danny Hudgins

  Bloodborne Pathogens are micro-organisms that can be transmitted through the exposure to blood and bodily fluids. Such contact may lead to serious diseases HBV (Hepatitis B Virus) or HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). These can attack the bloodstream and liver which can lead to death. A person can be affected by needles, cuts, abrasions, and human bites either through touch, nose or mouth.

  Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) regulates standards to certain businesses where an employee may contract these viruses. The video we watched displays safe ways and measures to avoid coming into contact with pathogens. Wearing the proper protection equipment and following guidelines will help protect employees. Everyone needs to remain vigilant of their surroundings, ensuring they understand the risks involved.

  OSHA requires that records be kept for three years should an employee come into contact with these pathogens. That person should immediately see their physician to protect themselves. These pathogens can be anywhere but would be more prevalent in hospitals, jails, prisons, and hotel rooms. I would make this video mandatory for my employees to watch to lessen the risk of things they may come into contact with and help keep them safe.

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