Bloodborne Pathogens

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Apr 19, 2017
Occupational Health Safety Network

The Occupational Health Safety Network (OHSN) is a free, innovative, web-based injury and exposure monitoring system created for healthcare facilities. This secure system enables participating facilities to analyze worker injury and exposure data that they already collect.

Source: NIOSH

Jan 20, 2017
OSHA Regulations (Standards - 29 CFR) Bloodborne pathogens. - 1910.1030

OSHA's regulations (Standards - 29 CFR) on Bloodborne pathogens

Source: OSHA

Oct 01, 2016
Healthcare E Tool: Needlestick/Sharps Injuries

This e-tool provides information on prevention of needlestick injuries including the use of safer needle devices.

Source: OSHA

Jan 01, 2013
Blood Safety Infographic: Bloodborne Pathogens - Occupations at Risk

Infographics illustrating bloodborne pathogen risks provided by Compliance and Safety, LLC.

Source: Compliance and Safety

May 01, 2012
Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI)

Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are infections caused by a wide variety of common and unusual bacteria, fungi, and viruses during the course of receiving medical care.

Source: CDC

Apr 01, 2012
NIOSH Workplace Safety & Health Topics: Bloodborne Infectious Diseases - HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C

Exposures to blood and other body fluids occur across a wide variety of occupations. Health care workers, emergency response and public safety personnel, and other workers can be exposed to blood through needlestick and other sharps injuries, mucous membrane, and skin exposures.

Source: NIOSH

Oct 01, 2010
Prevención de exposiciones de paramédicos a agentes patógenos transmitidos por la sangre

Los paramédicos corren el riesgo de exposición a la sangre cuando atienden a los pacientes. Estas exposiciones conllevan riesgos de infección por agentes patógenos transmitidos por la sangre, como virus de la hepatitis B (VHB), virus de la hepatitis C (VHC) y virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana (VIH), causante del sida.

Source: NIOSH

Jun 01, 2009
Bloodborne Pathogens: Questions and Answers about Occupational Exposure (PDF)

This manual addresses Oregon OSHA requirements regarding exposure to the hepatitis B virus, the human immunodeficiency virus, and other bloodborne pathogens, including the hepatitis C virus.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Apr 01, 2009
WorkSafe BC: Controlling Exposure - Protecting Workers from Infectious Disease (PDF)

This book, provided by WorkSafe BC, describes common infectious diseases and how they are spread and explains how to protect workers from exposure to infectious diseases.

Source: WorkSafe Online

Nov 01, 2007
Lo que Todo trabajador debe saber sobre - Cómo protegerse de los pinchazos (piquetes de aguja)

Las lesiones causadas por los pinchazos pueden exponer a los trabajadores a varios patógenos presentes en la sangre que pueden causar infecciones serias o mortales. Los patógenos que pueden causar los riesgos más serios para la salud son

Source: NIOSH