The potential for transmission of illness or disease such as HIV, Hepatitis B, or other bloodborne pathogens in health care or public service sectors is an ongoing concern among health care facilities, its workers and patients, as well as emergency response personnel.
Any situation in which blood is present in the work environment provides a risk of infection from bloodborne pathogens through contact with the skin (through cuts, scrapes, open sores, acne), through mucous membranes (eyes, nose, mouth) or penetration of the skin (broken glass, needles, knives).
It is therefore important for employees to know and fully understand the potential dangers that bloodborne pathogens can pose in the workplace as well as the standard precautions (Personal Protection Equipment, Engineering Controls and Work Practice Controls) that they should regularly follow in order to prevent exposure to such pathogens.
Training Solution – Online Bloodborne Pathogens Course
This course provides a basic awareness of bloodborne pathogens in the workplace, to help reduce the risk of occupational exposure to blood and other bodily fluids.
Upon completing Bloodborne Pathogens, participants will be able to:
• Describe what bloodborne pathogens are and where they are found
• Understand what Hepatitis B and HIV are and the possible occupational risks to workers
• Recognize and apply the Standard Precautions
• Know how to protect themselves by using Personal Protective Equipment