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Different Line of Defense Against Infectious Diseases

This 5 minutes safety training video covers: Why is vaccination is important when working with infectious diseases, how effective a vaccine is, what are the responsibilities of employers when their employees are at risk of exposure to bloodborne diseases, what are the things to do if you are accidentally been exposed to Hepatitis B infected blood, who are the people that need to be notified about dangerous incidents, what is an incident report, what is sharps injury log, what are the informations that must be included in sharps injury log.This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 28 minutes full length version.

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Bloodborne diseases continue to pose major health problems. Increasing infection rates for Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C are now making them as serious a concern as HIV, the virus which can often lead to AIDS. So it’s more important than ever for employees to understand the hazards of bloodborne pathogens, the policies and practices that can prevent their transmission, and the OSHA regulations that address them.

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Video Transcript

Hepatitis B can be prevented by taking the Hepatitis B vaccine. As an employee you have a choice whether or not to receive the HBV vaccine. It is optional not mandatory. A form will be provided for you to indicate your decision, should you elect to take the vaccination you must then receive all three shots you can’t skip a shot. It is also important to remember that with the vaccination, you must still follow procedures to prevent spread of infection. Report a sharp injury to your supervisor. Document the sharp exposure incident including date, time and type of sharp used. Evaluate the effectiveness of any safety device used and know how the injury could be prevented if possible. Your information will be entered into the sharp injury lo, where it will be used to judge the effectiveness of current safety devices.