Bloodborne pathogens are bacteria, viruses, and other pathogenic microorganisms that live in blood and certain other body fluids, and can cause serious diseases like hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV, AIDS, malaria, and Ebola. Tens of thousands of new cases are reported each year in the United States; many of them after exposure in the workplace.
This program is designed to help learners review how to keep themselves and those around them safe from exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
After completing this program, learners will be able to:
- Explain what bloodborne pathogens are and how they are spread
- Describe what measures can be taken to help protect against exposure to harmful bloodborne pathogens
- Discuss how to respond to emergencies involving bloodborne pathogens
- Recognize what to do in the event you are exposed to another person’s blood or other potentially infectious material (OPIM)
The J. J. Keller Bloodborne Pathogens: Safety in the Workplace Refresher Training program covers the following topics:
Blood and OPIM (Other Potentially Infectious Materials)
- Who is at risk?
- How can exposure occur?
- Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV, and Other Diseases
How do you protect yourself?
- Universal precautions
- Personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Safe work practices
- Housekeeping methods
- What if you suffer an exposure incident?
- Where can you learn more?
Intended Audience: All employees (with and without occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens)
Regulations Covered (if applicable): 29 CFR 1910.22 and 1910.1030
Copyright Date: 2015
Video Program Running Time: 9:05
Product Code: 57420