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An overview of OSHA regulations and UNI procedures
University of Northern Iowa
EH&S Training Program
Wellness Resource Lab
Is that blood on the floor?
I must tell someone!
Bloodborne Pathogens are classified as anything that contains human blood,
blood products, or
TRANSMISSION OF POTENTIALLY INFECTIOUS HUMAN BODY FLUIDS
Saliva in dental procedures
Semen and vaginal secretions
Cerebrospinal, synovial, pleural, pericardial, peritoneal, and amniotic fluids
Body fluids visibly contaminated with blood
HIV-containing cell or tissue cultures and HIV or HBV-containing culture mediums or other solutions
Potentially Infectious Human Body Fluids Include:
Bloodborne Pathogens are not passed through the air like cold and flu germs.
They are most commonly transmitted by:
The single most important measure to prevent transmission of HBV and HIV is to treat all human blood and other potentially
AS IF THEY ARE
infected with HBV and HIV.
Personal protective equipment must be used throughout the duration of bloodborne pathogen exposure
It is essential to have a barrier between you and the potentially infectious material.
latex, rubber or vinyl gloves
face shields or masks
Protective barriers are intended to prevent blood or other potentially infectious materials from passing through to worker’s clothing, skin, or mucous membranes.
Inspect for defects before use
Remove gloves and wash hands if gloves have
Do not snap gloves when removing them
Grasp gloves at the wrist and pull off, inside out
Discard in biohazard waste container
Always wash hands after removing gloves
Never reuse disposable gloves
Every discarded bloodborne pathogen must be placed in a container with either of these labels attached.
Clean up of blood
spills will be done
by custodians only.
Anything that comes in
contact with blood or other
must be disinfected
or discarded appropriately
written exposure control plan at UNI
to address university changes
control plan in effect
information for reports
Supervisor provides copy
of the Bloodborne Pathogen
Standard to employee before
he/she goes to the hospital
Documentation of the
incident using a “post
confidential record” is recorded
For example, a Physical Plant employee will contact his/her direct supervisor who
will then contact the Safety Manager who will make arrangements
to get the employee to Sartori Hospital.
The Environmental Health and Safety Office at 273-7269
The Wellness Resource Lab at 273-6119
Joan Thompson email@example.com
Wendel Reece firstname.lastname@example.org