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Solidifiers for Blood Spills

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/5/18 10:30 AM / by Safetec posted in Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

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If you work in a hospital, or anywhere surgeries are performed, you should be aware of the dangers a blood spill can pose. Human blood can contain dangerous pathogens that have to be disinfected and disposed of properly. In addition to blood spills being harmful, they are regulated by OSHA. There is a stringent provision that details what to do in the event of a blood spill to prevent the transmission of bloodborne pathogens. Provision 1910.1030 explicitly states “All procedures involving blood or other potentially infectious materials shall be performed in such a manner as to minimize splashing, spraying, spattering, and generation of droplets of these substances.”

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How Can Safetec Protect You From Bloodborne Pathogens?

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/1/18 10:30 AM / by Safetec posted in Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, Worker Safety

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Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease in humans. These pathogens include, but are not limited to, hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Needlesticks and other sharps-related injuries may expose workers to bloodborne pathogens. Workers in many occupations, including first responders, housekeeping personnel in some industries, nurses and other healthcare personnel, all may be at risk for exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (Part 8)

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/31/17 10:00 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in OSHA, Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

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The purpose of this blog post is to provide answers to some of the more commonly asked questions related to the Bloodborne Pathogens standard. It is not intended to be used as a substitute for the standard's requirements. Please refer to the standard for the complete text.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (Part 7)

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/8/17 11:00 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in OSHA, Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

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The purpose of this blog post is to provide answers to some of the more commonly asked questions related to the Bloodborne Pathogens standard. It is not intended to be used as a substitute for the standard's requirements. Please refer to the standard for the complete text.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (Part 6)

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/20/17 10:30 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in OSHA, Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

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The purpose of this blog post is to provide answers to some of the more commonly asked questions related to the Bloodborne Pathogens standard. It is not intended to be used as a substitute for the standard's requirements. Please refer to the standard for the complete text.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (Part 5)

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/29/17 8:30 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in OSHA, Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

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The purpose of this blog post is to provide answers to some of the more commonly asked questions related to the Bloodborne Pathogens standard. It is not intended to be used as a substitute for the standard's requirements. Please refer to the standard for the complete text.

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Who is at Risk of Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens?

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/8/17 9:15 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in OSHA, CDC, Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

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There are a number of professions that have associated risks of having exposure to bloodborne pathogens. The pathogens that get the most attention in these fields include human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and some others.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (Part 4)

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/1/17 9:30 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in OSHA, Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

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The purpose of this blog post is to provide answers to some of the more commonly asked questions related to the Bloodborne Pathogens standard. It is not intended to be used as a substitute for the standard's requirements. Please refer to the standard for the complete text.

Methods of Control

Work Practices

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Frequently Asked Questions: Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (Part 3)

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/15/17 9:30 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in OSHA, Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

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 The purpose of this blog post is to provide answers to some of the more commonly asked questions related to the Bloodborne Pathogens standard. It is not intended to be used as a substitute for the standard's requirements. Please refer to the standard for the complete text.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (Part 2)

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/26/17 10:00 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in OSHA, Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

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Continuing on with our series on the most frequently asked questions regarding OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard this post covers everything under the "exposure control" section. 

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