Blood Born and Airborne Precautions

Welcome to your Blood Airborne Precautions In-Service

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is the only infectious disease carried by the blood that you should be concerned with.

Sexual contact and sharing of hypodermic needles are the only ways Hepatitis B and HIV and be transmitted.

TB disease if not diagnosed and treated properly can be fatal.

If you have an exposure to a blood borne pathogen while at work, you need to contact your supervisor immediately.

Engineering Controls are mechanical systems that are in place to minimize hazards at the source.

Universal Precautions are to be used only when there is a chance of contacting the blood of a human at high risk for a blood borne disease.

Good hand washing is the number one defense against transmission of diseases.

You should always apply gloves prior to administering first aid where there is blood and prior to touching body fluids (urine, stool, saliva, etc).

Hepatitis B Vaccine will protect you from all types of viral hepatitis.

There is no need to wash your hands after removing your disposable gloves.

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