Blood Borne Pathogens – Safety Meeting Toolbox Topic
Blood borne pathogens are infectious micro-organisms in human blood that can cause diseases including hepatitis and HIV. But it’s not only blood that can transmit these dangerous contagions — bodily fluids of all types, including saliva, can as well. This topic is designed to alert workers to these blood borne pathogens to avoid illness and contamination.
OSHA recommends educating workers through programs such as safety toolbox (tailgate) training meetings to help prevent accidents and injuries.