In any workplace that involves exposure to blood borne pathogens such as Hepatitis B or HIV are important for educating your employees. It is required by law to protect yourself and your employees. The symptoms can take years to show themselves, so it’s very important to report it.
By not sanitizing your tools after job completion, compressing a trash bag containing needles, or not wearing proper protection such as gloves and eyewear can put an employee in danger for exposure.
As an employer, It’s very important to have an exposure plan on hand at all times, and provide each employee with this plan. The employer is responsible for keeping a kit on hand for protection.