Training for exposure to bloodborne or airborne pathogens is critical for worker safety. In this curriculum, you will learn to identify bloodborne and airborne pathogen hazards, describe exposure controls and safe work practices, and list actions to take if an exposure incident occurs.
- Define bloodborne pathogens and describe occupational exposure for bloodborne disease.
- Describe the characteristics and hazards of three major bloodborne diseases: HBV, HCV, HIV.
- Define airborne pathogens, explain how airborne diseases are transmitted in the workplace, list practices to help prevent the spread of airborne disease at work.
- Describe the characteristics and hazards of two major airborne diseases: TB & Flu.
- List precautions to take when cleaning and decontaminating materials which may be infected with blood or OPIM, describe best practices for disposing of biohazards, and explain precautions for workers trained and authorized to provide first aid.
- Explain actions to take if an exposure incident occurs and list employer responsibilities following an exposure incident.
- Describe exposure controls to protect against bloodborne and airborne pathogens.