Bloodborne Pathogens: Bloodborne Pathogens for Employers

Course overview

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, identifies bloodborne pathogens as “infectious microorganisms present in blood that can cause disease in humans.” OSHA created their Bloodborne Pathogens Standard in order to help keep employees safe. OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard identifies what an employer is required to do to protect its employees who are “occupationally exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials,” or OPIMs. In this course, we'll talk about what your responsibilities are as an employer. We'll discuss creating an exposure control plan. We'll go over preventative measures and implementing the use of universal precautions. We'll also cover reactive measures that must be taken if there's an exposure incident.
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