Blood carries necessary elements throughout the body, helping our bodies run smoothly. But when blood becomes contaminated, our bodies do not work properly. Infectious microorganisms, called bloodborne pathogens, can enter the body in a number of different ways. Once certain bloodborne pathogens enter, there is no cure.
Bloodborne Pathogens: Don't Take The Risk! will introduce you to the different diseases caused by bloodborne pathogens, how to decrease your risk of becoming infected by these infectious microorganisms, and what to do if you come in contact with them.
Understand the Risks
- Common Bloodborne Pathogens
Lower Your Risk
- Exposure Control
- Tasks that Create Risk
- Hepatitis B Vaccine
- Safe Work Practices
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Cleaning Up Blood or Body Fluid
- Labeling Waste
Exposure and Follow Up
- Protecting Yourself After Exposure