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Bloodborne pathogens are microbes such as viruses and bacteria that are carried in blood and can cause disease when transmitted from an infected person through blood and certain body fluids.

Bloodborne pathogens can cause serious illness and death from illnesses such hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV), and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) from HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus. Oregon employers whose employees are exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials are covered by the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, 1910.1030.

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    • Bloodborne pathogens
      An overview of what employers must do to protect workers who may come into contact with blood and other potentially infectious materials that can cause serious illness or death.
      English  11/23/2005
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    • Rules with requirements
      We get many calls and emails from employers asking the same question. It begins: “Which of your rules have requirements for…” You can finish the sentence with words like “recordkeeping,” “employee training,” and “written documents.” To answer those questions, we’ve organized these rules requirements into a filterable, sortable, searchable table.
      English  05/10/2019

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  • Bloodborne Pathogens
    These videos are a series developed by Oregon OSHA Public Education as part of the Bloodborne pathogens online course.
    English various  
  • To The Point About Bloodborne Pathogens (ERI)
    Bloodborne pathogens are tiny microorganisms found in human blood or other bodily fluids that can cause diseases in humans. Controlling our exposure to bloodborne pathogens can prevent these diseases and save lives. That is the point of our facility’s Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Program and that is the point of this program.
    English 12 minutes  
  • Al Punto Sobre Patógenos De La Sangre (ERI)
    To The Point About Bloodborne Pathogens (ERI)
    Our workplace is full of hazards, hazards that can hurt us or kill us. Controlling these hazards and preventing injuries or illnesses is the point of our safety and health program. One such hazard is the one presented by bloodborne pathogens.
    Spanish 12 minutes  

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