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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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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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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

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

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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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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Bloodborne Pathogen Risks in Nail Salons & Cosmetic Clinics

One of the things we do to relax, pamper, and conjure up images of beauty is a visit to a hair or nail salon. However, while salons are known for making customers look beautiful, research reveals that they can also transmit dangerous diseases to their customers, including bloodborne pathogens. Even before HIV, the cosmetology and …

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Bloodborne Pathogens Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Guide

Workers who are exposed to bloodborne pathogens must use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect themselves from dangerous microorganisms. PPE refers to specific garments or equipment that protect you from being exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM). Through the use of personal protective equipment, blood and other potentially infectious materials are …

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Bloodborne Pathogen Personal Protective Equipment PPE

Bloodborne Pathogens Certification for Microblading – What To Know

Microblading salons, clinics and studios need to follow the health standards provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). OSHA sets the safety standards for workers and the responsibilities of employers in ensuring a safe work environment., while CDC looks out for diseases and cures. …

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Free Bloodborne Pathogens Powerpoint Presentation

Do you work in an environment where there is a chance of getting exposed to blood pathogens? Or are you an employer who has staff who work in such environments? If the answer is yes, then you need to get trained in blood borne pathogens. To attain a good understanding of bloodborne pathogens, and ultimately, …

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Bloodborne Pathogen Powerpoint Training

How to Report OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Labor Violations

Under the OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employees and their authorized representatives have the right to file complaints about serious hazards and further to request an OSHA official to visit and inspect their workplaces and investigate concerns.  Employers must comply with OSHA standards detailed in the act including the bloodborne pathogens standard, …

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Bloodborne Pathogen OSHA Training – What you need to know

With the global sweep of COVID-19 (Corona Virus) now thankfully in the rear-view mirror in 2024, it’s important to recognize that there are already standards and protocols in place that are proven to help us to mitigate and control exposures and infections, for example, the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Certification standard. Today we will be summarizing …

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Bloodborne Pathogen OSHA Training

How are Bloodborne Diseases Transmitted? Safety Information

Bloodborne disease is classified as any of a group of diseases caused by pathogens such as viruses or bacteria that are transported in and spread through contact with blood or other potentiall infectious materials (OPIM).  A common misconception is that there only a few bloodborne diseases, most people naturally think of HIV, Hepatitis B, and …

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Bloodborne Diseases Transmission

How to Protect Yourself From the Top 3 Bloodborne Pathogens

Off the top of your head can you name the top three bloodborne pathogens and describe them? Do you know what a bloodborne pathogen really is, how it behaves, and how to protect yourself both at home and in the workplace?  Training on bloodborne pathogen exposure is imperative for anyone that is likely to be …

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Top Three Bloodborne Pathogens

Bloodborne Pathogens and CORONA VIRUS: Factsheet

This short quick reference guide provides updates and highlights the OSHA standards and directives (instructions for compliance officers) and other related information that may apply to worker exposure to 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This summary is provided as a service to anyone interested as the corona virus has implications with the OSHA training for Bloodborne …

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Bloodborne Pathogens FAQ: What you Googled

In this article we take a look at some frequently asked questions about bloodborne pathogens. These questions come from people just like you who are trying to find out information about blood borne pathogens in general and in the workplace. What do people ask about Bloodborne Pathogens? These are some of the questions people type …

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Bloodborne Pathogen Cleanup – Quick Reference Guide

This short quick reference guide provides guidance on bloodborne pathogen cleanup for workers and employers in general workplaces (Non-Healthcare and Non-Laboratory Settings). Cleaning and Decontamination of Surfaces in Accordance with the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard These are general guidelines to follow when performing cleaning and disinfection in a workplace where there is a risk of exposure …

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Bloodborne Pathogen Cleanup Quick Reference Guide

Bloodborne Pathogens Training for Firefighters and EMS

In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard on occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens (29 CFR 1910.1030).  In accordance with OSHA’s regulations under this standard, fire and EMS (emergency medical services) employers are required to provide initial hire and annual refresher bloodborne pathogens training for firefighters to all employees. …

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Bloodborne Pathogens Training for Firefighters

How to Control Bloodborne Pathogen Related Infections

Before the AID’s pandemic of the mid-1980s infection control practices were designed almost exclusively to protect the patient from developing a ‘nosocomial infection’ – which means an infection acquired after admission to the hospital. Protocols focused on protecting the patient with little to no emphasis on the healthcare worker’s potential to become infected.  Hepatitis B …

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