Bloodborne Pathogens: Reduce Your Risk of Exposure
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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.
AuthorsKaren E. Milner, FordHarrison LLP
Identifying Bloodborne Pathogens
• Bloodborne Pathogens Defined
• What Kinds of Businesses Should Be Most Concerned About Employee Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens?
• Steps to Prevent the Spread of Bloodborne Pathogens
OSHA Standard 1910.1030
• Requirements/Contents of an OSHA-Compliant Bloodborne Pathogen Program
• Required Vaccinations for Employees
• What Is SARS-CoV-2 and Is It a Bloodborne Pathogen?
• Is COVID-19 Covered by OSHA Regulations or Standards?
• Prior OSHA Guidance and the General Duty Clause
• March 2021 Guidance From OSHA to Protect Employees From COVID-19 in the Workplace