Training of blood-borne pathogens in the workplace is required by OSHA if there is a risk of exposure to blood-borne pathogens or bodily fluids. Workers must be taught how to recognize risks and manage risks effectively.
The osha bloodborne pathogens training will help reduce/prevent exposure to body fluids or bloodborne pathogens that can cause illness or death. Workers will gather an understanding of the risks they face at work and how to deal with those risks.
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Training for blood-borne pathogens will show workers that safety equipment and how to use safety equipment, which may include dresses, gloves, masks, and eye protection. Training must also include showing workers how to safely dispose of any and all items contaminated with bodily fluids or bloodborne pathogens.
All employees who are at risk of exposure must receive hepatitis B vaccination. This must be offered free of charge at work or through a public health clinic and must be received within 10 days of starting work.
Training for blood-borne pathogens must include existing processes for follow-up after the exposure incident. Each organ may have a different protocol, which must be clearly explained in the training. For example, splashing body fluids into the eyes will result in a different follow-up than a sharp jab.