Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease in humans. Any type of sharp objects such as needles can expose you or co-workers to these blood borne pathogens. This type of pathogen have been a serious concern and now are recently becoming much more of a concern. To help train your employees who have daily exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens, we have created "Bloodborne Pathogens in Commercial and Light Industrial Facilities" to assist facilities in fulfilling the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standards (29 CFR Part 1910.1030) training requirements. Topics range from symptoms of a bloodborne disease and modes to which bloodborne diseases are transferred to learning about a "Exposure Control Plan", prevention of exposures and other emergency procedures. Knowledge and prevention is always key when dealing with Bloodborne Pathogens.
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, immediately flood the exposed area with water and clean any wound with soap and water or a skin disinfectant if available. Report this immediately to your employer and seek immediate medical attention.