blood-borne pathogens

blood-borne pathogens

pathogenic microorganisms that are transmitted via human blood and cause disease in humans. They include, but are not limited to, hepatitis B virus (HBV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Although a number of pathogens can be transmitted percutaneously, HIV-1 remains the most common.

blood-borne path·o·gens

(BBP) (blŭd'bōrn path'ŏ-jĕnz)
Disease-producing microorganisms transmitted by means of blood, tissue, and body fluids containing blood.

blood-borne path·o·gens

(BBP) (blŭd'bōrn path'ŏ-jĕnz)
Disease-producing microorganisms transmitted by means of blood, tissue, and body fluids containing blood.

blood-borne pathogens,

n.pl pathogenic microorganisms that are present in human blood and cause disease in humans.
blood-borne pathogens exposure control plan,
n a plan that is compliant with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and that explains ways to minimize or eliminate exposure of humans to blood-borne pathogens.
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Additionally, all donated blood is tested for blood-borne pathogens, including HIV.
Combined with frequent glove changes, double gloving is probably one of the most effective methods to reduce exposure to blood-borne pathogens, as it reduces by a factor of 10 the number of potential exposures.
The coach, also a science teacher, has been placed on 2 years probation and ordered to attend classes on the risks of blood-borne pathogens, according to an online report.
These essays also include procedures and personal precautions against infectious diseases and blood-borne pathogens needed to protect and preserve the health of public safety personnel, resulting in the most effective and complete service to their communities.
The company reports that the gowns meet the standards of ASTM F1670 for resistance to penetration by synthetic blood and ASTM F1671 for resistance to blood-borne pathogens using Phi-X174 for testing.
Most camp directors are familiar with this because of the issue of blood-borne pathogens.
Motley: The most common citations to date have been in the areas of blood-borne pathogens and personal protective equipment.
The OSHA training is meant for assuring F rulemaking with the application of OSHA standards related to hazard communications, blood-borne pathogens and noise protection.
It is an invasive procedure which presents a risk of infection with blood-borne pathogens and other infections, especially if the tattoo equipment is not properly sterilized.
1030, "Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens," specifically included health care professionals (nurses and doctors) and ocean lifeguards as people who have primary duties that frequently expose them to blood-borne pathogens.
This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act, which requires healthcare facilities to create, maintain, and annually update information on commercially available technology designed to eliminate or minimize occupational exposure to blood-borne pathogens.
Most notably, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration passed in December 1991 new regulations concerning occupational exposure to blood-borne pathogens.