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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.

All videos in this series: 


Introduction to the Bloodborne Pathogens Course

Around 600,000 healthcare personnel are injured from needlestick injuries each year. How can you prevent these injuries in your workplace? This introductory video outlines the topics covered in the Bloodborne Pathogens online course.

What to Expect During an Oregon OSHA Inspection

When a compliance officer visits your workplace, they will look for hazards that generally cause injuries or long-term illnesses. Since the subject of this program is Bloodborne Pathogens, we’re going to follow an Oregon OSHA Health Compliance Officer as he performs an inspection at a clinic.

Overview of the Exposure Control Plan

This 11 minute video provides you with a step by step overview of an example written Exposure Control Plan for a Bloodborne Pathogens program.

Engineering Controls for Healthcare Facilities

The most effective way to deal with hazards in your workplace is through Engineering Controls. In this video, we’ll watch an example “Control” and learn how to implement this concept into your Exposure Control Plan for Bloodborne Pathogens.

Engineering Controls for Non-Healthcare Facilities

The most effective way to deal with hazards in your workplace is through Engineering Controls. In this video, we’ll watch an example “Control” and learn how to implement this concept into your Exposure Control Plan for Bloodborne Pathogens.

Hazard Communication for Bloodborne Pathogens

Labeling and signage are essential elements in protecting employees from hazards in the workplace. This video is designed to help you understand Hazard Communication requirements related to Bloodborne Pathogens.

Administering the Hepatitis-B Vaccine

Workers that are expected to encounter Bloodborne Pathogens or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) as part of their job duties must be given the option of having the Hepatitis-B Vaccine. This video explains the employer requirements for administering this vaccine.

Personal Protective Equipment for Bloodborne Pathogens

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is the final line of defense against Bloodborne Pathogens. This video covers the different varieties of PPE, and how to select appropriate Personal Protective Equipment for the task at hand.

Annual Training Requirements for Bloodborne Pathogens

The standard requires you to provide training to all employees that have occupational exposure, including temporary and part time employees. In this video, we’ll outline the necessary steps you need to take as an employer.

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