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OSHA Standards and Regulations for Hospitals

OSHA regulations for hospitals include all applicable common workplace safety and health standards, plus any that apply to the specific services provided by the healthcare facility or its operations.  Here are some examples: Common Workplace Safety and Health Standards may include: Specific Healthcare Safety and Health Standards may include: Healthcare Operations Safety and Health Standards …

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Free Course: Encouraging Employees to Report Bloodborne Pathogen Exposures

OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) does require that employers make immediate confidential medical evaluation and follow-up available for workers who have an exposure incident, such as a needlestick.  An exposure incident is a specific eye, mouth, other mucous membrane, non-intact skin, or parenteral contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM). A …

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Encouraging Reposrting of Bloodborne Pathogen Exposures

Bloodborne Pathogen Kits Explained

As an employer, are you aware of the potential risks of bloodborne pathogens in your workplace and the dangers these could present to your employees? Bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms that can be present in blood or human bodily fluids. They can cause serious infections and diseases that in some cases can be life-threatening.  These pathogens …

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How to Get a Bloodborne Pathogens Certificate

You may have come across the terms ‘bloodborne pathogens certificate’, ‘bloodborne pathogens training, ‘bloodborne pathogen certification’, ‘OSHA bloodborne training’ and numerous other variations and mixtures of these terms. It can all feel a little confusing, so in this article we cut through the noise and outline, in simple terms, what bloodborne pathogens certification is, who …

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How to get a bloodborne pathogens certificate

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

CPR Certification for Tattoo Licensing: USA

If you are a tattoo artist, or a body modification artist – or you are thinking of becoming one – you are probably aware that to get a tattoo license most states require a bloodborne pathogen certificate from a reputable training provider with a tattoo specific BBP course. The second most common state requirement is …

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Tattoo Artist at Work could CPR soon be needed?

CPR In a Nutshell

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a life-saving technique that can play a pivotal role in increasing the chances of survival for an individual experiencing cardiac arrest.  We believe it is fundamental to recognize the huge importance of understanding the purpose and significance of CPR.  In this in-depth deep dive, we will cover the purpose of CPR, …

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CPR in a nutshell

CPR for Healthcare Workers: Overview

CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) is an essential skill that healthcare providers must possess in order to respond quickly and effectively in cardiac emergencies.  CPR certification ensures that healthcare professionals have the knowledge and skills to provide immediate care and potentially to save lives.  With the rapid advancement of on-demand training technology, getting your CPR for healthcare …

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CPR certification for healthcare workers is important

Why CPR Certification is important

Being able to perform CPR and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) are essential life-saving skills that can make all the difference in emergencies.  By enabling the provision of immediate care and restoring the heart’s natural rhythm, CPR and AED can hugely increase the chances of survival for someone experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest incident …

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CPR Certification can help save a life

Hotel Medical Emergencies: A Bloodborne Pathogen Risk

At some point in their career, many hotel employees might be required to respond to a medical incident. This is likely to happen if one of the following circumstances occurs: Basic first aid is required for any individual on premises (e.g respiratory issues, cuts & wounds, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, assault, slip/trip/fall, etc.) A Homicide occurs A …

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This hotel room could contain Bloodborne Pathogens

OSHA Proof Your Medical Practice for 2024

As we noted in a recent article OSHA has increased their inspection presence in medical and healthcare facilities. Whilst we would not label this a “crackdown”, there definitely is increased scrutiny on medical workplace environments. If you run a medical practice in the United States in 2024, it’s natural that you want to ensure that …

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OSHA Proof Your Medical Facility

OSHA Increases Inspections of Healthcare Facilities

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced on March 7 2022 that it is increasing inspections of hospitals, healthcare and nursing care facilities that treat COVID-19 infected individuals. We have monitored articles from a wide variety of reliable media sources to provide this short update. A Three Month Inspection Expansion Period OSHA’s presence …

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OSHA ramps up healthcare inspections

Bloodborne Pathogen Training in Manufacturing & Service Industries

It’s 3:30PM and you are at home in bed with the sniffles, a sore throat, and runny nose. Suddenly your cellphone rings. It’s your boss. There’s a problem at work. Your heart sinks. “Hi,” you say in a raspy voice, “what’s happening?” Your boss explains that there was an accident. A contractor cut himself trailing …

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Bloodborne Pathogen Danger at Work

Bloodborne Pathogens Training Problems

Millions of people in the USA are required to take OSHA training for Bloodborne Pathogens annually. It’s an integral part of job safety for all workers who may be at risk of exposure to human blood or other bodily fluids as part of their job. This, of course, includes healthcare workers, tattoo artists and others who …

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Bloodborne Pathogens OSHA training nightmare

Avoid OSHA fines for Bloodborne Pathogens Violations: 2024 Checklist

Worker safety and OSHA compliance are inextricably linked with Infection Control policies and procedures. Pathogenic microorganisms that can be found in human blood and can cause disease in individuals are known as bloodborne pathogens. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), and other infections are among them. Why is the …

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OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Violation

Bloodborne Pathogens and COVID-19 in 2024

Update: COVID19 in 2024: The Fight Continues Bloodborne diseases are known to be the result of pathogens spreading when a person is in contact with contaminated blood. Pathogens are bacteria or viruses that exist within the blood and can spread to other individuals through the blood. People with frequent occupational exposure to blood are at …

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