Bloodborne pathogens in human blood are microorganisms that can cause infectious disease in humans. These microorganisms include, hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Workers in many occupations may be at risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens. These including first aid team members, housekeeping personnel and nurses. Other healthcare personnel may be at risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens through needle sticks and other sharps-related injuries.
If your job duties include even occasional contact with blood or other infectious potentially infectious material including from an injured coworker, you are at risk for contracting potentially deadly incurable diseases. This course is written to address the requirements contained with the Cal OSHA standards for Blood Borne Pathogens (BBP) and Other Potentially Infectious Material (OPIM). Take this course to learn what blood borne pathogens are and how you can protect yourself from them.