Bloodborne Pathogens Training

We specialize in bloodborne pathogens training for job functions less commonly thought-of when coming in contact with needles. With many years of safety evaluations preformed, we found many job positions come in contact with needles for insulin or even drugs. We customize our training for your specific industry and job functions. Some common items we cover are:

Bloodborne Pathogens In the Workplace

From our experience as safety consultants, we are usually contacted after safety has become an issue. It has shown us that many industries overlook bloodborne pathogens that are present in very common places.

Housekeeping – We have found housekeepers changing beds getting stuck with diabetic needles and lancets.

Laundry Service – Not only have we seen hotels and hospital laundry employees deal with needles, gyms have been known to find needles in towels left behind in locker rooms.

School & Public Restroom Janitors – Bloodborne pathogens are not only found in blood but feces as well. When it comes to cleaning bathrooms, women’s trash, needles and feces are always a factor. PPE can save your staff from Hepatitis or worse.

Theme Parks – When you spend all day in a theme park you are going to need to keep your insulin in check. Since sharpes containers are not common in bathrooms regular trash cans pose a threat to your cleaning crews.

Restaurants – When people wipe their mouths with a cracked and bleeding lip on a napkin or cut their finger with a knife, your staff can be at risk.

Nurseries and Daycares  Рwhen you have an onsite daycare service for short periods of time it is usually a volunteer position. That is why we offer a comprehensive plan that is available to your volunteers to keep them safe when it comes to soiled diapers.

Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) are defined by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) a pathogenic microorganism that can be present in the human blood of infected individuals and can transmit these diseases to other people

Yes. Even dried blood can be dangerous as some bloodborne viruses can live and remain infectious for hours or days outside the body.

Bloodborne viruses, such as HBV or HIV, can persist for more than one week. Some herpes viruses have been shown to persist from only a few hours up to 7 days.

Needlesticks and other sharps-related injuries may expose workers to bloodborne pathogens. Unprotected workers in many occupations, including First Responders, housekeeping personnel in some industries, nurses, and other healthcare personnel, all may be at risk for exposure to bloodborne pathogens. We have trained church nursery employees, school janitors, hotel laundry employees, theme park employees and even local family owned restaurants.

Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV)

Hepatitis B virus (HBV)

Hepatitis C virus (HCV)

Hepatitis C and other hepatotropic  virus, is the most reported bloodborne infection in the United States. HCV is primarily transmitted via parenteral exposure, most commonly by contaminated needles.

Persons with acute infection typically are either asymptomatic or have a mild illness. If symptoms do occur, one out of five may have jaundice, dark urine, clay-colored stools, or flu-like symptoms such as fatigue, abdominal pain, loss of appetite or nausea.

No. Bloodborne Pathogens have not been found in sweat.

Prevent Bloodborne Illness

When you hire Luna Safety Services we create a custom plan for your employee’s specific job function. Our plans include personal protective equipment (PPE), identifying hazards, controlling exposure, guidance & standards when handling needles, soiled materials and even medical surveillance with Hep B Vaccines on site. We create policies and procedures that can be followed by current and future employees as well as training on reporting, post-exposure evaluations. That includes evaluation of active worker’s comp claims you may have.