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What is Blood Borne Pathogens?

7/7/2016 (Permalink)

According to http://toolboxtopics.com/Construction/Generic/Bloodborn%20Pathogens.htm,

“They are microorganisms in human body blood or body fluid that cause disease in humans. The two blood borne pathogens that have received the most attention and pose a serious health threat if contracted, are the hepatitis B virus (HBV), which causes a severe form of Hepatitis in some or acts as a carrier in others; and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS.”

Also noted within the online article:

 “OSHA's Blood borne Pathogen Standard, 29 CFR Part 1910.1030, sets forth requirements to protect workers from occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens. The standard covers all employees, who could be reasonably anticipated as the result of performing their job duties, to face contact with blood and other potentially infectious materials. OSHA has not attempted to list all occupations where exposures could occur, however designated first aid providers are, in most cases, covered by the standard.”

Please read the complete online article, as we only provided a snippet to get you started: http://toolboxtopics.com/Construction/Generic/Bloodborn%20Pathogens.htm

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