100506 – Preventing Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure
Preventing Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure provides guidance on recognizing, avoiding, and responding to bloodborne pathogen exposure in the workplace.
The course identifies common workplace exposure risks, reinforces the importance of following the organization’s Exposure Control Plan, and details safe work practices—including wearing personal protective equipment and adhering to organizational precautions and controls. Lastly, employees receive instruction on responding to exposure incidents and reporting safety concerns.
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