Protect Your Workers from Infectious Disease
Southeastern-CPR offers Bloodborne Pathogens training at workplaces in Charleston, South Carolina, and across the state.
“The Bloodborne Pathogens standard protects workers against the health hazards caused by bloodborne pathogens. It covers items such as exposure control plans, universal precautions, engineering and work practice controls, personal protective equipment, housekeeping, laboratories, hepatitis B vaccination, post-exposure follow-up, hazard communication and training, and recordkeeping.” (OSHA)
Who is at risk from bloodborne pathogens? Basically, it’s any worker who may contact blood or other potentially infectious materials, such as certain body fluids and unfixed human tissue. Certainly, healthcare and emergency workers are on the list, but they aren’t alone.
A bloodborne pathogens training program from Southeastern-CPR can benefit:
When it comes to infection, the daycare environment is a hotspot. You are likely to be exposed to blood from cuts and scrapes. Also present is just about every other potentially infectious bodily fluid you could name, including mucous, vomit, urine and fecal matter. Whatever the experience level of your daycare staff, Southeastern-CPR can tailor a bloodborne pathogens training program that will help ensure the health of staff and children alike.
Take all of the bodily fluids mentioned in the daycare setting, and add to the list cerebral spinal fluid, synovial fluid, bile, plasma and others. And instead of just colds and flu, you will encounter diseases such as meningitis, hepatitis and HIV. In the nursing environment, bloodborne pathogens training is not only a good idea, it’s also mandatory. For comprehensive training, choose Southeastern-CPR, the healthcare trainer with over 25 years of experience in Charleston SC.
Infection Control Officers
In work environments where “workers can be reasonably anticipated to contact blood or other potentially infectious materials,” bloodborne pathogens training is mandatory. That responsibility typically falls to the Infection Control Officer. If that’s you, you are responsible for assessing the work environment, establishing protocols, training staff, and incident reporting. The training aspect is a major piece of the program. Scheduling classes, certification, recertification… it’s a big job, and Southeastern-CPR is here to help.
Bloodborne Pathogens Training Makes a Difference!
The risk from bloodborne pathogens is present in many different work environments in Charleston and across South Carolina. If yours is one of them, learn how to protect your staff with expert comprehensive bloodborne pathogens training from Southeastern-CPR. Contact Us Today!