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  SWC HealthWorks and Blood Borne Pathogens

  SWC HealthWorks can come to your facility and develop an exposure plan which will meet or exceed the current OSHA regulation for blood borne pathogens. This exposure plan would contain the following:

  • Written Plan
  • Accessible to Employees
  • Updated Annually
  • Protocol to Determine Exposure (job classification in which employees have risk)
  • Offer Hepatitis B Vaccine-series of 3 shots
  • Implement Engineering and Work Practices (handwashing, sharps container, needleless systems)
  • Universal Precautions (personal protective equipment such as gloves, masks, etc.)
  • Post-exposure Evaluation and Follow-up
  • Record Keeping Process
If you want your health care facility to be up to date with OSHA regulation CFR 1910-1030, then contact HealthWorks and let us help you.

What are Blood Borne Pathogens?

  According to OSHA regulation CFR 1910-1030, blood borne pathogens are microorganisms carried in the blood that are pathogenic to humans. These organisms include hepatitis B (HBV) and human immunedeficiency virus (HIB). Companies which must comply with this regulation include health care facilities (regardless of size), many research facilities, and anyone in industry who could reasonably anticipate contact from a potentially infectious substance during the employee's duties.

Some of the potentially infectious substances include:

  • Blood
  • Semen
  • Vaginal Secretions
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid
  • Synovial Fluid
  • Pleural, or peritoneal Fluid
  • Amniotic Fluid
  • Saliva (dental procedures)

SWC HealthWorks, Inc.
4050 Howick St., #5E
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
TEL: 801.269.8263 --- FAX: 801.293.8910

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