Bloodborne Pathogens: Reduce Your Risk of Exposure
1 hour 30 minutes
Understand the steps that should be taken to prevent exposure to bloodborne pathogens and the action to take should an exposure incident occur.
This topic will allow you to identify what bloodborne pathogens are (as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration). You will learn exactly what must be included in a company’s Bloodborne Pathogen program to comply with the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen standard. This material will help you understand the steps that should be taken to prevent exposure to bloodborne pathogens, reduce the risk of exposure, and action to take should an exposure incident occur. In addition, this material will help you understand what OSHA standards and/or guidance apply in connection with COVID-19. The topic will also ensure that you understand legal obligations under OSHA as well as best practices to reduce the risk of employee exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace.
• You will be able to define what a bloodborne pathogen is.
• You will be able to describe how to develop a bloodborne pathogen program compliant with OSHA standards.
• You will be able to explain how to best protect employees against both bloodborne pathogens and COVID-19 exposure.
• You will be able to identify what to do if an employee has been exposed to bloodborne pathogens.