Portland, OR (PRWEB) June 30, 2014
Bloodborne pathogens training is required in the industries susceptible to needle sticks and sharps injuries (such as health care). Nevertheless, every industry has situations where bloodborne pathogens exposure and transmission is possible.
Bloodborne pathogens are infectious bacteria or viruses that can spread from person to person through bodily fluid contact. Examples include HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. Transmission can occur if a person exchanges infected bodily fluid with someone who is infected.
OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard protects workers who might come into contact with blood or other possibly infectious materials while performing their job. One of the requirements is that employers must provide information and annual training that covers all elements of the standard. Additionally, employees must be trained on the bloodborne pathogens specific to their work environment.
Succeed’s new Bloodborne Pathogens online training course can help workers comply with OSHA standards. Employees learn about the types of bloodborne pathogens that are commonly found in the workplace and about how they are transmitted. They learn who is at risk for exposure and the various equipment, devices, and procedures that will help them reduce their chance of exposure. And lastly, trainees learn how to develop and implement an exposure control plan. It is important to assure that proper protocols are followed, and doing so can nearly eliminate the chance of transmission. The Bloodborne Pathogens training course is designed to help workers ensure the environment they work in is as safe as possible.
This training is available in both English and Spanish and can be accessed via the web. It can be assigned to employees through the Training Track™ application of the Risk Management Center. Training Track helps organizations maintain accurate training records and streamline employee training.
About Succeed Management Solutions
Succeed is the recognized leader in providing web-based Enterprise Risk Management solutions. Thousands of organizations use the Succeed Risk Management Center as a holistic solution to improve their risk management programs, implement web-accessible employee safety training programs, improve regulatory compliance, increase efficiencies, and lower the frequency and severity of claims and associated costs.
The Succeed Risk Management Center contains a suite of software applications that help manage claims and OSHA reporting (Incident Track™), behavior-based safety programs (BBS Track™), hazard communication and Safety Data Sheets (SDS Track™), Return to Work programs (Job Description Track™), employee training (Training Track™), and third party insurance compliance (COI Track®). Succeed also offers other support services, such as managing Safety Data Sheets and creating custom training courses.