Bloodborne Pathogens in Schools: Its Up to You

This 5 minute safety training video covers: How bloodborne pathogens exposure occur, what are the diseases caused by bloodborne pathogens, hazards of bloodborne pathogens, who are at risks of bloodborne pathogens exposure, how to protect yourself from bloodborne pathogens hazard, what are the safety precautions when exposed to bloodborne pathogens,how to prevent hepatitis B, basic guidelines to protect yourself against the health hazards from exposure to blood and other potentially infectious material and the importance of using PPE. Click here to watch the 5 minute full length version.

It's Up to You is an exciting, new, brief alternative for annual bloodborne pathogens training. Written and produced by filmmaker J. Matthew Dickerson, it utilizes a film look, fresh video footage and conversations with educators to convey the critical safety message in just 10 minutes.

Video Transcript

Did you know that nearly 5.6 million workers are at risk for exposure of Bloodborne Pathogens. Healthcare workers have the greatest exposures but teachers and educational workers deal with bloody fluid as well. Bloodborne Pathogens are micro organisms that can be present to human blood and can cause disease. These pathogens include those that cause malaria, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV that causes Aids. There is safeguard you can use to protect yourself against the health hazards from exposure to blood and other potentially infectious material. If you just follow some basic guidelines not only you can avoid Hepatitis B but you can also significantly reduce the risk of contracting AIDS, Hepatitis C or other bloodborne diseases.