Not only is blood nasty, it is dangerous.
Of course you’ve complied with OSHA requirements and have your first aid kit at your business (and hopefully one at home and one in your car, too), but what about blood?
Blood contains BBP - Bloodborne Pathogens are microorganisms that exist in blood and other bodily fluids, and can cause disease in humans. Among others, they include the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis B (HBV), and Hepatitis C (HCV). Each of these diseases can be fatal, and each can be avoided by observing the concept of Universal Precautions.
OSHA regulation 29CFR1910.1030(d)(3)(i) states that "When there is occupational exposure, the employer shall provide, at no cost to the employee, appropriate personal protective equipment such as, but not limited to, gloves, gowns, laboratory coats, face shields or masks and eye protection, and mouthpieces, resuscitation bags, pocket masks, or other ventilation devices" So… basically – If any blood spills in your workplace, you are required to be prepared/have supplies on hand to appropriately deal with it. Don’t fret. Compliance is easy and inexpensive. See our BBP Spill Kits from as little as $8.53 each or all Bloodborne Pathogen Supplies.
Also remember that OSHA 29CFR1910.1030 requires Bloodborne pathogen training for many specific lines of work, but also for any employee whose job designation requires them to render first aid, even as a collateral duty. In short, if you have a first aid kit or first aid cabinet that any employee may use (and even more so if you have held CPR or First Aid Training at your workplace) you need to offer employees BBP training as well to keep them safe and to stay in strict compliance with OSHA regs.
OUR EASY SOLUTIONS FOR BBP COMPLIANCE
$16.50 - $29 per student
2 Year Certification
Includes Student Handbook, Certification Card, Reminder Pen, & More
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We have both bulk and unitized versions of these ANSI Compliant kits, each fully stocked and labeled with the pertinent information. The compartmented first aid kits offer first aid contents that are organized for fast access and labeled with clear directions by injury type and contain concise directions for use. For unitized, they have at least the minimum ANSI required items and are color-coded per the ANSI Color Coded Unitized standard. ANSI bulk first aid kits offer full first aid compliance in the most economical manner.
Whether by air or bodily fluids, we have the industrial protection kits for you to make sure you are protected against many types of bloodborne pathogens and accidental exposure. All of our bloodborne pathogen kits include some type of gloves, clothes coveralls, masks and other types of pathogen killing materials such as wipes, and fluid control solidifiers to help control the flow of hazardous bodily fluid. Some of our BBP kits also come with protective Microshields for CPR purposes.