bloodborne pathogen


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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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This course also complies with OSHA's initial and annual bloodborne pathogens training requirements.
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It helps to comply with the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard for cleaning and disinfecting surfaces contaminated with blood or other potentially infectious materials.