Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens

Employees can be exposed to bloodborne pathogens at any time. OSHA has outlined these important steps that all employees should understand if they are involved in a bloodborne pathogens exposure incident.

If you are stuck by a needle or other sharp, or get blood or other potentially infectious materials in your eyes, nose, mouth, or on broken skin:
  1. Immediately flood the exposed area with water and clean any wound with soap and water or a skin disinfectant if available.
  2. Report this immediately to your employer.
  3. Seek immediate medical attention.

Follow this link for OSHA bloodborne pathogens training videos.