8 Top Industries That Need OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Training for Their Workforce
When you think “bloodborne pathogen training”…well, you probably don’t.
Unless you’re a healthcare worker or homophobic, bloodborne pathogens probably don’t cross your mind all that often.
But bloodborne pathogens can cause some very serious, long-lasting diseases, and more industries than you realize may be at risk.
While healthcare workers deal with blood on a daily basis, even they aren’t always as careful as they should be. And for those of us who aren’t in the healthcare industry, the whole idea of blood safety may seem foreign.
Let’s take a look at eight industries that can benefit from added OSHA bloodborne pathogen training.
Why is OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Training Necessary?
Pathogens transmitted by blood are a special breed. Unlike the flu or common cold, which are airborne, diseases in the blood are often long-term, chronic conditions.
There are many bloodborne pathogens, and many of them, like malaria, aren’t common in the United States (although it is getting more common). But others, like Hepatitis B and C, and HIV, are quite common and can be a real danger in industries that come into contact with blood.
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