IF AN EXPOSURE OCCURS Two types of exposures include a superficial exposure, and an exposure incident. A superficial exposure may involve blood or OPIM coming into contact with an individual’s intact skin. An exposure incident means that blood or OPIM have entered the body through the skin or mucous membranes. Although there have been no reported cases of infected blood...
While Employers have a responsibility to provide bloodborne pathogen safety training when exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials exists in the workplace (even when only as part of a collateral duty, like performing CPR or First Aid) and the further obligation to provide personal protective equipment for guarding against exposure - Employees have an obligation, too.