This session is intended for any employee who is likely to be exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials, commonly abbreviated as OPIM, in their workplace. Employees most likely to be exposed to bloodborne pathogens include first-aid responders, janitorial and maintenance personnel, and workers assigned to clean up after an industrial accident. Even if your job does not normally expose you to blood or OPIM, this session is helpful to raise your awareness of bloodborne pathogens, including how to prevent harmful exposures.
- Identify potential sources of exposure to bloodborne pathogens in the workplace
- Describe the characteristics and symptoms of bloodborne diseases
- Implement controls to protect yourself from exposure
- Respond appropriately to an exposure incident