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Bloodborne Pathogens
Bloodborne Pathogens standard (OSHA - 29 CFR 1910.1030) establishes safeguards to protect workers against the health hazards caused by bloodborne pathogens. Its requirements address items such as exposure control plans, precautionary methods, work practice controls, personal protective equipment, labs, vaccination (hepatitis B), post-exposure follow-up, hazard communication, training, and recordkeeping. The standard places requirements on employers whose workers can be reasonably anticipated to contact blood or other potentially infectious materials.

Bloodborne Pathogens means pathogenic microorganisms that are present in human blood and can cause disease in humans. These pathogens include, but are not limited to, hepatitis B virus (HBV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

After successfully completing this course, employees will have attained a competent understanding of the following:

• Bloodborne Pathogen Basics
• Identify what bloodborne pathogens are and how they are spread
• Recognize what to do in the event that exposure to bloodborne pathogens occurs
• Emergency response to bloodborne pathogen incidents
• Preventive and control measures (PPE) to take to help protect against exposure to bloodborne pathogens
• Decontamination Process
• Disposing of Biohazard Materials
• Post and Pre-Exposure Requirements

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