Bloodborne Pathogens Training
Exposures to blood and other body fluids occur across a wide variety of occupations. Health care workers, emergency response and public safety personnel, and other workers can be exposed to blood through needlestick and other sharps injuries, mucous membrane, and skin exposures. The pathogens of primary concern are the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV).
Compliance with the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard requires that occupationally exposed employees be given training at the time of their initial assignment and at least annually thereafter.