Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens
Healthcare and research personnel are at the greatest risk for occupational exposure to disease causing agents collectively known as bloodborne pathogens. It has been well documented that employees with occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials containing bloodborne pathogens face a significant health risk. Exposures may occur through needle sticks or any other form of skin injury, or from splashing potentially infectious material into existing skin cuts, abrasions, rashes, or unprotected eyes, nose, or mouth.
For people who do not work in the Healthcare and research fields, but in the construction and general industries, there are still hazards of contamination. These hazards are through the application of first aid and CPR, minor injuries involving cuts and lacerations, and all the way up to amputations and major trauma events.
Topics covered by Bloodborne Pathogens include:
- Understanding Hepatitis B (HBV), Hepatitis C (HCV) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
- Health hazards of exposure
- Universal Precautions
- Personal Protective Equipment
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