Bloodborne Pathogens—Healthcare Workers

Course Description:

This training session will teach your employees to identify risks of bloodborne pathogen (BBP) exposure, understand the requirements of the facility’s exposure control plan and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, prevent exposure by taking proper precautions, and take effective action in the event of an exposure.

Course Duration: 23 minutes

Why “Bloodborne Pathogens—Healthcare Workers” 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 healthcare workers contracting hepatitis B from exposure to infected blood may be as high as 30 percent.

Key Points:

The main objective of this session is to help you avoid harmful exposure to bloodborne pathogens. By the time this session is over, you will be able to:

  • Identify risks of exposure;
  • Understand the requirements of the facility’s exposure control plan and OSHA regulations;
  • Prevent exposure by taking proper precautions; and
  • Take effective action in the event of an exposure.

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