Bloodborne Pathogens and Your Healthcare Organization’s Exposure Control Plan
Exposure to hazardous materials is very real in healthcare. As this risk carries with it the chance of being infected with serious diseases, precautions are essential. This is not just good practice, it’s also the law. OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens standard requires safeguards to protect employees against health hazards from exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials and to reduce the risk from this exposure.
Your organization’s exposure control plan plays a critical role in providing a safe and healthy work environment by eliminating or minimizing occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens. This course helps to ensure employees understand the risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and the role of the exposure control plan in ensuring everyone’s safety.
Covered in this course:
- Bloodborne pathogens and employee exposure
- Methods of exposure control and communication of hazards
- Effective post-exposure evaluation and follow-up
- Procedures for evaluating exposure incidents
- Comply with OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogen standard