Bloodborne Pathogens. An overview of OSHA regulations and UNI procedures. University of Northern Iowa EH&S Training Program Wellness Resource Lab. Web Based Training was Created for UNI Employees with the Intent to:.
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An overview of OSHA regulations and UNI procedures
University of Northern Iowa
EH&S Training Program
Wellness Resource Lab
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Bloodborne Pathogens are classified as anything that contains human blood,
blood products, or
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
eye protectionPersonal Protective Equipment
Protective barriers are intended to prevent blood or other potentially infectious materials from passing through to worker’s clothing, skin, or mucous membranes.
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 glovesWhen Using Protective Gloves
Every discarded bloodborne pathogen must be placed in a container with either of these labels attached.
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.