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Bloodborne pathogens employee/staff training

26 Sep 2020 3:32 PM | Cindy Coreas

The importance of us as an employer to provide the proper training and education about bloodborne pathogens and the risks to exposure is vital in order to provide a safe work environment. As its is our duty to  provide our Team with education, training, and the proper tools in order to minimize the risk to exposure, not just for the safety of our employees, staff members, and customers but also to the members of the general public.

When the education, training, and proper personal protective equipment (PPE) is not provided to employees and staff members the risk to exposure to these bloodborne pathogens becomes greater. It is our job as professionals to provide these resources firsthand. As it is important to take all the proper precautions and minimize the risk to exposure.

Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) also known in association to aids are disease causing microorganisms that are known to be highly infectious through blood or bodily fluids. These are also known as Bloodborne pathogens. Workers in many industries such as housekeeping, healthcare personnel, first responders, and other occupations may all be at a greater risk to exposure to these Bloodborne pathogens. 

Implementing an Exposure Control Plan along with proper vaccinations employee and staff training, education, and access to personal protection equipment (PPE) in conjunction with all other provisions as required by OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogen Standards will aid in minimizing the risk to exposure therefore keeping ourselves and the general public safe.

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