If you anticipate human blood or other potentially infectious body fluids in your work, it is imperative to complete bloodborne pathogen training. This training will help you gain an adequate understanding of how BBP is transmitted from one person to another, how to prevent or reduce exposure to human blood and other infectious materials, and what steps to take in the event of exposure.
There are many deadly disease-causing germs in the air that we breathe, the water that we drink, and the things that we handle. Despite being very careful, there is always a way microbes can enter our bloodstream. Therefore in such situations, a proper bloodborne pathogen course can provide you with the necessary protection against possible illnesses.
Here is a list of people who are required to be trained in the course.
People working in the health care sector: Doctors, nurses, physicians, paramedics, and all those directly working with the human body and body fluids are at great risk. They have to maintain the highest level of caution and care while dealing with patients because they are responsible for their own lives, their patients and other patients and their families.
People working as support staff in the health care sector: Blood bank personnel, laboratory personnel, and all those who are the backbone of hospitals and other medical institutions also come in contact with the body fluids. They need to understand all about hazardous waste, how to dispose of it without causing any accidents and how to handle accidental exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Those with jobs in the police department, investigators, police, and morgues also need to have this training.