Finance & Corporate

Occupational Safety and Health: Blood-Borne Pathogens

Instructor: Jim Rogers

Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease. These pathogens include, but are not limited to, hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The risk of developing the diseases caused by these pathogens occurs when you are exposed to blood that contains them. In this course, instructor Jim Rogers walks you through the various blood-borne hazards, ways to prevent infection, and some special considerations for various industries. Jim explains what a blood-borne pathogen is and what exposure means. He goes over several methods of prevention infection, including universal precautions, preventative vaccinations, PPE, and post-exposure procedures. Jim finished up with some special considerations for industries such as healthcare, first response, and construction.

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