Protecting Against Bloodborne Pathogens


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As part of the Department of Labor, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) promotes worker safety and health in every workplace in the United States.

OSHA’s bloodborne pathogen standard establishes safeguards to protect workers against the health hazards caused by pathogens. The standard places requirements on employers whose workers can be reasonably anticipated to contact blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM), such as unfixed human tissues and certain bodily fluids.

The information in this course will help reduce your risks for occupational exposure to disease and explain what to do in the event of exposure on the job.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define bloodborne pathogens or BBP
  • Recognize how these diseases are transmitted
  • Determine your own risk of exposure
  • Protect yourself from exposure
  • Respond appropriately if you are exposed

Source File Format

Storyline 360, Storyline 3

Course Features

Course Duration: 25 minutes

Professional Voice-Over Narration


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