Bloodborne Pathogens—General (Spanish)

Course Description:

This online bloodborne pathogen safety training course in Spanish will teach Spanish-speaking employees to identify bloodborne pathogens (BBPs) that might be present in the workplace and understand how certain diseases are transmitted through blood. This course will teach Spanish-speaking employees to determine risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens in the workplace and how to protect themselves from exposure through prevention and by following certain procedures if exposed and how to respond appropriately if exposed to bloodborne pathogens. It is also important to understand employee rights to medical evaluations.

Course Duration: 28 minutes

Why “Bloodborne Pathogens—General (Spanish)” Matters:

Nearly 6 million American workers are at risk for infectious diseases such as hepatitis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

OSHA’s BBP Standard is often one of the Top 10 most frequently violated standards with penalties in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

An estimated 600,000 to 800,000 needlestick and other sharps injuries are reported each year, but the actual number is probably much higher.

The risk of contracting hepatitis B from exposure to infected blood may be as high as 30%.

Required by 29 CFR 1910.1030.

Key Points:

  • General explanations of infectious diseases, their symptoms,and how they are transmitted
  • Description of the hazards of infectious diseases associated with different jobs
  • Information on how to reduce the risk of exposure, including engineering controls, work practices,and personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • How to select, use, store, remove, handle, decontaminate, and dispose of PPE
  • Information on the vaccination against hepatitis B
  • What to do in an emergency involving blood or other potentially infectious materials
  • What to do if exposed, including reporting and medical follow-up
  • Signs, labels, and color-coding relevant to infectious materials
  • An opportunity for interactive questions and answers with the trainer

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