Bloodborne Pathogens in Healthcare
Exposures to blood and other body fluids occur across a wide variety of occupations but Health care workers, emergency response and public safety personnel, and other workers are at the highest risk of infection. Bloodborne Pathogen training for healthcare workers is de...
Exposures to blood and other body fluids occur across a wide variety of occupations but Health care workers, emergency response and public safety personnel, and other workers are at the highest risk of infection. Bloodborne Pathogen training for healthcare workers is designed to provide a basic understanding of bloodborne pathogens, common modes of their transmission, methods of prevention, and other pertinent information such as OSHAs BBP regulations.
If there is a chance that your employees could come into contact with human blood and/or other potentially infectious materials as part of his or her job duties, than BBP training is essential.
OSHA's Position On Bloodborne Pathogens Training
Cuts, small injuries and a host of other minor medical occurrences may, on the surface, appear nothing to be concerned about. However, any employee exposure to blood can entail the risks associated with diseases that are spread via bloodborne pathogens. This ever present danger is addressed by mandatory OSHA regulations (OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1030) designed to ensure everyone’s safety. Contact with blood or blood products can initiate the spread of:
- Hepatitis A, B and C virus
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Of course, these risks can be found in any workplace. But there are job categories in which the risks are exponentially greater. Most of these positions lay within the healthcare, emergency response and public safety industries. In any OSHA mandatory bloodborne pathogen (BBP) training program, the first topic to be covered will have to do with the nature of these pathogens, their typical mode of transmission and ways to prevent accidental exposure/infection. Incorporated into the training will be applicable OSHA BBP regulations and any other related information. The difference with the training videos and materials offered here has to do with the presentation of complete OSHA training requirements in an exceptionally high quality venue, along with additional helpful training tools. This way, nothing else will need to be purchased as this meets OSHA’s annual training requirements (OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1030). Our topics include:
- HIV, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C
- Risk of exposure
- How bloodborne diseases are transmitted
- Proper housekeeping (OSHA 1910.1030(d)(3)(iv))
- Minimizing exposure risk
- Proper contaminated waste disposal (OSHA 1910.1030(d)(2)(xiii)(A))
Additional features include; English/Spanish/Portuguese language options, Customizable PowerPoint® Presentation, Expanded Leader's Guide, employee handbooks and much more.
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