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Bloodborne pathogens pose a real threat to the health and safety of workers whose occupations require them to work closely with, or exposes them, to body fluids. Our program covers basic information about bloodborne pathogens, comprehensive details regarding exposure and post-exposure control measures, as well as preventive methods that can be used to minimize occupational exposure.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- List the different types of bloodborne pathogens
- Identify the routes of transmission
- Identify the different occupations at risk of exposure
- Create exposure control measures
- Create post-exposure control measures
- Recognize how to report exposure incidents
Healthcare workers, dental workers, tattoo artists, emergency responders, childcare and school workers, hotel housekeepers and those whose work exposes them to blood or blood components.
Occupational Health and Safety act s. 25. 2(d)
Ont. Reg. 833 Control of Exposure to Biological or Chemical Agents s 3. (1)
Ont. Reg. 851 Regulation for Industrial Establishments s. 130
Ont. Reg. 860 Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) s. 6(1)