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The importance of cleaning employees & staff knowing about bloodborne pathogens

28 Oct 2020 7:41 AM | KHADIJA ALISAMHOUL

Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms in human blood that are harmful and can cause disease, including hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV. Bloodborne pathogens aren’t something people usually need to be worried about and aren’t airborne or infectious through saliva. But for people who work around potential bloodborne pathogen sources and are exposed to needlesticks and other sharp objects that can cause injury, it is very important to understand how to prevent exposure to bloodborne pathogens and how to keep yourself safe. 

Any employee at risk to exposure to blood and other infectious substances require BBP certification. Our bloodborne pathogens online training is perfect for healthcare employees, janitorial staff, forklift drivers transporting any pathogens, and more.

In order to reduce or eliminate the hazards of occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens, an employer must implement an exposure control plan for the worksite with details on employee protection measures. The plan must also describe how an employer will use engineering and work practice controls, personal protective clothing and equipment, employee training, medical surveillance, hepatitis B vaccinations, and other provisions as required by OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.


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