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Control Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens

This 3 minutes safety training video covers: How to properly decontaminate materials exposed to bloodborne pathogens, what are the different methods of decontamination, what are the importance of protective coverings on equipment, what are the rules govern in handling other regulated waste, how to properly disposed contaminated materials, what are the danger of contaminated laundries, what are the use of labeled or color-coded bags, what things are prohibited at work where an exposure may occur. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 28 minutes full length version.

The Full-Length Version is Available on DVD!

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

Do not let contaminated patient’s equipment contaminate you or items in the environment. After use, equipment should properly discarded or cleaned before using on another patient. Clean all bloods and fluid spills promptly according to your facility’s policy. Wear gloves and use care when handling contaminated laundry, place an appropriate containers in the area of used. Trash may contain sharps or other infectious materials, so do not push it down your hands or feet. Instead, gently shake down waste and carry waste bag by the top away from your body. Disposed of regulated medical waste according to your state regulation see your exposure control plan. Remember fluorescent orange red labels, red bags in containers and warning signs are there to warn you the contents contain blood or OPIM.