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bloodborne pathogen awareness training for employees not covered by an exposure control plan
Bloodborne PathogenAwareness Trainingfor employees NOT covered by an Exposure Control Plan
why are you receiving this training
Why are you receiving this training?
  • For your protection
  • For your awareness
  • It’s required for all employees upon initial job assignment and those participating in voluntary first aid response programs.
is this the correct training for me
Is this the correct training for me?
  • This training is for awareness ONLY and does not include all information required by 29 CFR 1910-130 (g)(2) regarding employees with occupational exposure
  • Separate modules are available for those employees covered under an Exposure Control Plan
what is a bloodborne pathogen

What is a BloodbornePathogen?

Microscopic organisms that are carried in the blood and may cause disease in humans

what are some common bloodborne pathogen diseases
What are some common Bloodborne Pathogen diseases?
  • Malaria
  • Brucellosis
  • Syphilis
  • Hepatitis B(HBV)
  • Hepatitis C(HCV)
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
human immunodeficiency virus hiv
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • HIV is the virus that leads to AIDS
  • HIV depletes the immune system
  • HIV does not survive well outside the body
  • No threat on contracting HIV through casual contact
hepatitis b hbv
Symptoms include:

jaundice

fatigue

abdominal pain

loss of appetite

intermittent nausea

vomiting

May lead to chronic liver disease, liver cancer, and death

Vaccination available since 1982

HBV can survive for at least one week in dried blood

Symptoms can occur 1-9 months after exposure

Hepatitis B (HBV)
hepatitis c hcv
Hepatitis C (HCV)
  • Hepatitis C is the most common chronic bloodborne infection in the United States
  • Symptoms include: jaundice, fatigue, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, intermittent nausea, vomiting
  • May lead to chronic liver disease and death
what body fluids can contain bloodborne pathogens
Skin tissue

Any other bodily fluid

Blood

Saliva

Vomit

Urine

Semen or vaginal secretions

What body fluids can contain Bloodborne Pathogens?
how is it passed from one person to another
How is it passed from one person to another?
  • Contact with another person’s blood or bodily fluid that may contain blood
  • Mucous membranes: eyes, mouth, nose
  • Broken skin
  • Contaminated sharps/needles
how can you be exposed to a bloodborne pathogen
How can you be Exposed to a Bloodborne Pathogen?
  • Administering first aid
  • Post-accident cleanup
  • Janitorial or maintenance work
  • Improper handling of infected waste products
what precautions should you take to avoid infection
What Precautions should you take to avoid infection?
  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment
    • Gloves, mask, CPR mouth-to-mouth barriers
  • Treat all blood and bodily fluids as if they are contaminated
  • Wash thoroughly during cleanup and decontamination
  • Properly dispose of all contaminated material
what is personal protective equipment ppe
What is Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)?
  • Anything that is used to protect a person from exposure
  • Latex or Nitrile gloves, goggles, CPR mouth barriers, aprons
what should you know about ppe
What should you know about PPE?
  • Always check PPE for defects or tears before using
  • If PPE becomes torn or defective remove it and replace with new equipment
  • Remove PPE before leaving a contaminated area
  • Do not reuse disposable equipment
  • Dispose of contaminated PPE properly
what about hand washing
What about hand washing?
  • Wash hands immediately after removing PPE
  • Use a soft antibacterial soap
  • A hand sanitizer can be used but wash with soap and water as soon as possible.
what should you do if you think you have been involved in a bbp exposure incident
What should you do if you think you have been involved in a BBP Exposure Incident?
  • Exposure incident is a specific incident of contact with potentially infectious bodily fluid
  • If there are no infiltrations of mucous membranes or open skin surfaces, it is not considered an incident
  • Report all incidents involving blood or bodily fluids to your supervisor
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