MARCOM's Video On Demand (VOD) program on Bloodborne Pathogens in Commercial and Industrial Facilities provides essential information while assisting commercial and industrial organizations in fulfilling the training requirements contained in the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. Bloodborne diseases continue to pose major health problems. Increasing infection rates for Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C are now making them as serious a concern as HIV, the virus which can often lead to AIDS. So it’s more important than ever for employees to understand the hazards of bloodborne pathogens, the policies and practices that can prevent their transmission, and the OSHA regulations that address them. Areas included in the program include bloodborne pathogens, such as HIV and Hepatitis, infection and the Exposure Control Plan, methods of exposure control, personal protection and vaccination, housekeeping and Regulated Waste, accidental exposure procedures and more.
- Upon completing the course, employees should:
- Understand the health hazards presented by bloodborne pathogens, including the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.
- Understand the policies and procedures that their facility should follow to control exposure to bloodborne pathogens on the job.
- Know specific procedures and personal protective equipment that they should use to protect themselves and their coworkers from exposure to bloodborne pathogens.