This article discusses several key clarifications made to the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, such as employee training, physician and temporary nursing personnel, the annual review of the bloodborne pathogen program, the use of safer medical devices, personal protective equipment, and administrative controls that are all addressed by OSHA in its revised directive and varying interpretation letters.
Employers do not have to offer pre-exposure hepatitis b vaccines, but Housekeepers and laundry attendants are covered to receive the vaccines because of their increased risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens. An exposure control plan should be developed for every hospitality business and should be site specific
Bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms carried by the blood that cause disease in people. These viruses or bacteria can cause illness, injury to the body and even death. Because of the danger posed by bloodborne pathogens, the government regulatory agency known as OSHA, or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, has issued safety rules known as the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard to help increase awareness and prevent the spread of disease.
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This is guide to bloodborne pathogens in the workplace put together by the North Carolina’s Department of Labor. It includes an introduction to OSHA standards, an explanation of the major pathogens and their dangers as well as policies and standards that companies should follow to protect their employees.
Bloodborne Pathogens Standard Training We're proud to offer you the most thorough and relevant online training possible for your annual certification of the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard. This industry specific course presents and follows the standard as it's written and is broken down into several modules. You'll be able to take a break at anytime and log out and resume when you're ready. You have one week to finish this course.