OSHA estimates that over five million workers may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens, including HIV and Hepatitis B. These pathogens represent a serious health risk for exposed workers.
This course provides information and knowledge about bloodborne pathogens. It includes identification of bloodborne pathogens, how to protect oneself against exposure, and how the Exposure Control Plan protects employees. In addition, it includes information regarding the recently passed Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act, and how the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard requirements have changed.
After taking this course, you will be able to:
- Identify bloodborne pathogens, common symptoms of exposure, and how they are transmitted
- List engineering and work practice control measures that protect employees against exposure to bloodborne pathogens
- Describe the importance of the elements of the Exposure Control Plan
- Identify what requirements changed in the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard as a result of the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act.