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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
      These videos are a series developed by Oregon OSHA Public Education as part of the Bloodborne pathogens online course.
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    • To The Point About Bloodborne Pathogens (TrainingVideoNow)
      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   Length: 12 minutes  
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