Bentonville Public Schools. Bloodborne Pathogen Training. WHY ARE WE HERE?. OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard 29 CFR 1910.1030 A nyone whose job requires exposure to blood borne pathogens is required to complete training E mployees who are trained in CPR and first aid
Last Updated: 04-10-2012
What is a Bloodborne Pathogen?
Infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease in humans
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2011) Retrieved from
800,000 – 1.4 million persons in the U.S. are chronically infected
Transmitted through activities that involve skin or mucosal contact with blood or body fluids
HBV can survive for at least 7 days outside the body
Incubation period within which symptoms appear, average 90 days after exposure, and can last up to 6 months
Symptoms vary, may be absent, but can include: jaundice, fatigue, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, intermittent nausea, vomiting
May lead to chronic liver damage, liver cancer, and even death
Vaccination available since 1982
HBV vaccine given as a series of 3 shots over a 6-month period
Semen or vaginal secretions
Skin tissue, cell cultures
Any other body fluid
blood/body fluids should be
removed and disposed of in
red biohazard bag.
Medical records include:
Training records include:
Bloodborne pathogen rules are in
place for your health and safety.
Failure to follow them is a risk that does not need to be taken.
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Updated 4-2012 ZM