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Why I Need Bloodborne Pathogens Trained Professionals

29 May 2020 8:24 AM | Robert Jordan

OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens standard, including its 2001 revisions, applies to all employers who have an employee(s) with occupational exposure (i.e., reasonably anticipated skin, eye, mucous membrane, or parenteral contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) that may result from the performance of the employee's duties). The liability is on employers to implement the requirements set forth in the standard. Having the wrong internal staff or contractors is an easily avoidable business risks.

That said, require staff specialize in the universal precautions that help prevent exposure to hepatitis B, C, and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Ensure staff uses a universal precaution approach to needsticks and other sharp objects to prevent exposure and have training that includes guest lectures by practicing medical physicians, nurses, and lab scientist. 

CSW is a multi-faceted Public Benefit Corporation designed to be a catalyst for government initiatives and resource for private sector clients. CSW humbly began in 2011 and began developing award-winning services recognized for implementing full life-cycle and vertically integrated solutions. We have applied our approach to cleaning and sanitizing to train and deploy the best cleaning professionals in the industry. Our professionals are trained through our licensed post-secondary education institution and understand the dangers of  bloodborne pathogens.

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