OSHA Blood Borne Pathogens
Duration: 60 Minutes
This topic will describe the various blood-borne pathogens, the risks when exposed to these materials, the ways to handle and protect yourself from exposure. The webinar will also discuss the regulations surrounding employee protection and the requirements that employers must follow to implement these protections. The webinar will in detail discuss about protective equipment and materials, as well as the techniques for cleaning up after a spill or exposure. Anyone who uses or comes into contact with hazardous blood borne pathogens or potentially infectious blood borne material must be trained about the various infectious agents and how to deal with them.
Why Should you Attend:
Blood-borne pathogens include materials such as Hepatitis B, HIV, and Hepatitis C. When handling blood or other body fluids it is important to be aware of how these infectious diseases may affect you if you are not properly protected and educated about these hazards. Also, employers and employees should be aware of all of the requirements in place, such as exposure control plans or the availability of vaccines that can help protect employees who may be exposed to these materials.
Objectives of the Presentation:
Who can Benefit:
- What are blood-borne pathogens
- Where , besides blood, may these materials be encountered
- Who is at risk
- What are the potential effects of exposure
- What must you and your employer do if you are or suspect an exposure
- What are your rights
- What equipment and techniques should you use to prevent or reduce the possibility of exposure
Laboratory personnel, phlebotomists, researchers and clinicians who deal with fresh or unfixed tissues and blood, anyone who is tasked with being responsible for cleaning up spills that might involve blood or body fluids (ex. Custodians)