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When wearing gloves to prevent exposure to bloodborne pathogens you should?

Hand Protection Another safety precaution to take when using gloves to clean up bodily fluid spills is to cover and bandage all wounds on your hands before putting gloves on. This will help ensure that if there is glove damage or your skin becomes exposed to blood while removing gloves you remain protected.

What PPE should be used when dealing with bloodborne pathogens?

Examples of PPE include: disposable gloves, gowns, laboratory coats, protective face shields, resuscitation masks or shields, and mouth pieces. Any equipment necessary to prevent exposure to blood or other potentially infectious material is considered PPE.

What is the OSHA standard for bloodborne pathogens?

The Bloodborne Pathogens standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) and CDC’s recommended standard precautions both include personal protective equipment, such as gloves, gowns, masks, eye protection (e.g., goggles), and face shields, to protect workers from exposure to infectious diseases.

What are the 3 most common blood borne pathogens?

Bloodborne pathogens and workplace sharps injuries. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV) are three of the most common bloodborne pathogens from which health care workers are at risk.

Are viruses in your bloodstream?

Viremia is a medical term for viruses present in the bloodstream. A virus is a tiny, microscopic organism made of genetic material inside a protein coating. Viruses depend on a living host, like a human or animal, for survival. They survive by invading cells and using those cells to multiply and produce other viruses.

What is the most common blood borne disease?

The three most common bloodborne pathogens (BBPs) are human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV). This flyer is being sent to employers as an aid to understanding and complying with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.

Is Hepatitis A blood borne?

Hepatitis A and E are spread by faecal contamination and are rarely considered blood borne pathogens. The other hepatitis viruses are blood borne, and both hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) present the greatest risk for drug users. An effective vaccine exists to prevent hepatitis B infections.

How do blood borne viruses spread?

A blood-borne virus (BBV) is a virus that is transmitted by blood or body fluids that contain blood. Blood-borne viruses may be transmitted if blood, semen or vaginal fluids pass from a person who is infected with the virus into the bloodstream of another person via a break in the skin or mucous membrane.

What causes liver virus?

The viruses that cause liver damage can be spread through blood or semen, contaminated food or water, or close contact with a person who is infected. The most common types of liver infection are hepatitis viruses, including: Hepatitis A.