It’s important that all school employees are properly trained so they know how to reduce their risk of contracting an illness transmitted through contact with blood or other bodily fluids. The objectives of the session are to help school employees identify BBPs and risks of exposure, understand how certain diseases are transmitted through blood, determine the risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens in the campus setting, prevent exposure by taking proper precautions, and respond appropriately if exposed to bloodborne pathogens. Duration: 33 minutes.
This session discusses how you might be exposed to bloodborne pathogens and infectious diseases, how you can protect yourself from exposure, and how to clean up and properly dispose of blood or bodily fluids. Employees most likely to be exposed include first-aid responders, janitorial and maintenance personnel, and workers assigned to clean up after an industrial accident. Even if your job does not normally expose you to blood or bodily fluids, this session is helpful to raise your awareness of bloodborne pathogens, to understand why you should not come in contact with them, and to understand that it is important to report spills of blood or bodily fluids so that they can be cleaned up safely. Duration: 31 minutes
This course will take approximately 25 minutes to complete. OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard requires that you provide a program that will define bloodborne pathogens, explain how the disease is transmitted, identify employees at risk, determine protective measures to prevent exposures, develop exposure response procedures, and provide medical evaluations for employee exposures.