Bloodborne Pathogens

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates there are about 5.6 million workers in the health care industry and related occupations that are at risk of occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens. The good news is that bloodborne pathogens, often called BBPs, can only spread if the blood or other infectious bodily fluids of an infected person enter the bloodstream of another person. This means that it is difficult for bloodborne pathogens to spread if proper precautions are taken. In this course, you will
  • Recognize the basics of bloodborne pathogens.
  • Identify the meaning and risks of occupational exposure.
  • Identify how to safely handle sharps and contaminated waste.

Who should take this course?

Support Staff

What grade level(s) does this course apply to?

Early Childhood
High School
Lower Elementary
Middle School
Upper Elementary

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