If your job demands that you come in contact with blood, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that you become trained in bloodborne pathogens.
Bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms, which are found in blood and other bodily fluids. These microorganisms can cause illness and disease if transmitted through contact with contaminated blood.
Health care worker, first responders etc. who are at risk of exposure to these pathogens in their daily jobs, need to be educated on keeping themselves and others safe. They need to learn not only how to avoid injury, but also what to do if someone is accidentally punctured from a sharp object, such as needles, razor blades, broken glass etc.. Or, if someone with an open cut or sore comes in contact with contaminated blood.
Training and certification in bloodborne pathogens will provide education on exposure control principles and safety practices. One of the easiest and most cost-effective methods, which ensure your staff is fully trained or re-certified is to hire onsite CPR certification for your company, this includes certification in bloodborne pathogens.