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10 OSHA Requirements for Bloodborne Pathogen Training

The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) came into being in 1970 with a view to helping employers and their employees reduce workplace accidents, deaths and illnesses. The good news is that since OSHA was enacted, there has been a 60% reduction in workplace illnesses and injuries. The act has consequently reduced workmen’s compensation costs

5 Important Points in a Bloodborne Pathogen Training Program

Bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms that transmit disease via human blood and other body fluids. When a person is exposed to infected blood the pathogens can pass on to him/her. Therefore, healthcare workers need to be careful as they regularly deal with potentially infected blood and body fluids. Bloodborne pathogen training helps them to know about

Bloodborne Pathogen Plan

Bloodborne pathogens are diseases that can be carried in the bodily fluids of a person. Employees can be infected in many different ways within the workplace, such as while performing first aid, cleaning up after an accident, or even cleaning the bathrooms. Many workplaces assume that bloodborne pathogen regulations don’t pertain to them, because they

Bloodborne Pathogen Forms

An important component of a bloodborne pathogen program are specific forms. Forms for a BBP program Receipt of Bloodborne Pathogen Plan: this form is used to document training of the employees, and to document that employees that face potential exposure have been provided with the bloodborne pathogen program. It is required to provide all employees