Bloodborne pathogens are bacteria, viruses and microorganisms that are present in human blood. They can infect and cause disease in people who are exposed to blood containing the pathogen. These microorganisms can be transmitted through contact with contaminated blood and body fluids. This course covers common types of bloodborne pathogens that generally pose the greatest risk to workers, types of transmission and controls that can be put in place, different types of personal protective equipment that may be used, proper housekeeping, and emergency response.
Health & Safety