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bloodborne pathogen

A pathogen present in blood that can be transmitted to an individual who is exposed to the blood or body fluids of an infected individual. Three common bloodborne pathogens are hepatitis C, hepatitis B, and human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1).
hepatitis B; human immunodeficiency virus;
See also: pathogen
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It's important to remember that, regardless of the OSHA standard or applicable state laws, if you fail to follow your own policies, you have proved your own negligence if litigation arises because of bloodborne pathogen exposure.