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Workplace First Aid – OSHA position on AEDs

When a person suffers a cardiac event their heart may stop functioning normally. This event is called Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and it happens to around 250,000 people each and every year.  Workplace electrocution, low oxygen environments for example in confined spaces, over exertion, and extreme heat are just some of the many factors that …

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OSHA position on AEDs

Can climate change increase bloodborne pathogen risks?

The climate emergency should concern us all, whether it is extreme heat waves or other weather events, they appear to be getting more severe and more frequent with each passing year. But did you know that climate change can affect bloodborne pathogens, which are microorganisms that can cause diseases when transmitted through contact with blood …

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Climate Change and Bloodborne Pathogens

Free Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan Template

A study found that some American healthcare workers are not adequately trained for, nor protected from bloodborne pathogens.  The report discovered specifically that 28% of privately owned dental practices did not have a site-specific written bloodborne pathogens exposure control plan (ECP). Of this 28% – half of that number declared no intention to implement an …

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Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan

Types of OSHA Violations: 2024 Factsheet

In this article we take a look at the question: what are the six OSHA violation types? Emphasis is provided on examples for each violation in the context of the bloodborne pathogens standard. There are six types of OSHA violation.  Serious Other-than Serious Willful or Repeated Posting Violation Failure to Abate Violation De Minimis Violation …

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Six Types of OSHA Violations
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