Bloodborne Pathogens in Healthcare: What Employers and Employees Need to Know
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It’s estimated there are 800,000 needlestick injuries annually among healthcare workers alone. Every day, more than 5.6 million workers are at risk to bloodborne pathogen exposures. Workers reasonably expected to have contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) are at risk. It’s vital that employers provide proper training and containment plans to ensure employees are protected and qualified to work in this specialized environment.
This program is based on the OSHA bloodborne pathogen standard for healthcare workers.
Topics Covered in this Program:
- How to prevent bloodborne pathogen exposure
- Determining employee exposure
- Evaluation procedures for exposure incidents
- Housekeeping requirements
- Personal Protective Equipment standards
- Hepatitis B vaccinations
- Engineering and work practice controls
- Hazard communication and training