Bloodborne Pathogens Training: What You Can Expect

Bloodborne Pathogens Training: What You Can Expect

Bloodborne pathogens are infectious diseases that can be transmitted through the exchange of blood. Bloodborne pathogens in the workplace can be very dangerous and some of them are even life-threatening. If you work with other people and are exposed to their blood or body fluids, you may be at a high risk of contracting a bloodborne pathogen infection. Let's take a look at this training in more detail

What are bloodborne pathogens?

Bloodborne pathogens are dangerous bacteria and viruses that can be passed from person to person through the exchange of blood or other bodily fluids. Examples of bloodborne pathogens include hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and human T-cell lymphotropic virus type I/II (HTLV-I/II).

Hepatitis B is an infection caused by the hepatitis B virus, which attacks your liver causing inflammation of the tissue and leading to scarring of the organ. Hepatitis C causes inflammation in your liver as well as permanent damage over time if untreated; it may also lead to cancerous tumors in some cases. HIV attacks cells that make up your immune system; without treatment, it can eventually cause AIDS which will kill you if left untreated for too long because there is no cure yet available for this disease

The role of bloodborne pathogens in the workplace

Bloodborne pathogens are a class of germs that are transmitted through contact with blood or other bodily fluids such as semen, vaginal secretions, and saliva. They can cause disease in humans when they enter the body through a break in the skin or mucous membranes. These diseases can be transmitted from one person to another by an infected person who has a cut on his/her hand and then touches another person's skin without washing his/her hands first. It is important to remember that if you have been exposed to any type of bodily fluid during your workday (including your own), it is vital that you wash up before eating lunch or going home for the day!

Bloodborne pathogens aren't just limited to humans; many animals carry these same types of germs too! If you work in an area where animals may roam freely around outside then make sure that everyone wears protective gear while working outdoors so they don't get hurt by accidentally stepping on something sharp which could puncture their shoes/boots causing them injury while trying not to fall down due too slippery patches along certain areas where water collects after rainstorms pass through town every year during springtime weather patterns."

Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDS

Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDS are three bloodborne pathogens that can be transmitted through contact with infected blood or other bodily fluids. These diseases are dangerous for workers to contract because they can cause serious illness or even death. The best way to protect yourself against them is by following proper safety procedures in the workplace.

If you have any cuts or wounds on your hands, arms, or legs during work hours, immediately wash them with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before putting on gloves if necessary. After removing the gloves after completing your task--whether it involves direct contact with another person's blood/bodily fluids--wipe down all surfaces you may have touched with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol content (for example Purell). This will help prevent transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV1).

Takeaway:

Bloodborne pathogens are a serious risk in the workplace. Employers need to provide training on bloodborne pathogens to employees. The training should be provided in person by a trained instructor, and it should include what bloodborne pathogens are, the risks they pose, how to prevent exposure to them, and what symptoms of illness look like if you've been exposed. It's also important that employees get hands-on practice with techniques for preventing exposure (such as using personal protective equipment).

Conclusion

We hope that you understand the importance of bloodborne pathogens and how they can affect your workplace. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at any time!

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