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Bloodborne Pathogens Training

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Dr. Stephen Cavalieri, PhD, Clinical Microbiologist, Professor of Pathology, Medical Microbiology and Immunology at Creighton University School of Medicine, provides an overview of the following:

  •  Compliance with the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

  • ​Employee training in understanding Bloodborne Pathogens

  • Reduced workplace liability

  • Improved safety and health in the workplace

OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Training Course


Bloodborne Pathogen FAQs:

What are some examples of ways workers can protect themselves?

The Standard requires the following:

  • Uniform Precautions (the practice of assuming that all blood and certain body fluids are potentially infectious) as a minimum form of Infection Control.   
  • The use of Engineering Controls such as safer medical devices, safer scalpel blade removers, sharps containers, etc., are examples of things that minimize or reduce potential exposures. 
  • Practicing Hand Hygiene and not eating or drinking in treatment
  • Receiving the Hepatitis B vaccine is an example of providing immunization from exposure to one specific type of bloodborne pathogen.
  • Personal Protective Equipment such as gloves, barrier garments, face shields, safety glasses, etc.) is the last link in protecting workers from potential exposure.
Are there special handling procedures for regulated waste?

Yes; contaminated sharps must be disposed in approved sharps containers.  Other regulated waste must be placed in properly labeled or color-coded bags that contain all contents and prevent leakage.  And beyond OSHA’s requirements for regulated waste, each state has other requirements concerning the management of regulated waste, and there may be local regulations as well.

Exposure to Blood - What Healthcare Personnel Need to Know

Learn more about occupational exposures to blood in this pamphlet, with information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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