Prevention

OSHA Required Prevention:
  Engineering Controls
  Work Practices
  Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  Universal Precautions
  Body Substance Isolation (BSI)

Engineering Controls
  Labeling of infectious materials (biohazard labeling)
  Cleaning faculties (eye, hands, showers, etc.)
  Containment of infectious materials (containers, refrigerators’, freezers, bags, etc.)
  Proper waste control (transportation, etc.)
  Label reusable tools in appropriate storage

Sharp with Engineered Sharps Injury Protections (SESIP)
  Retractable needles
  Retractable finger-prick lancet
  Needleless systems (needle guards, blunted needles, retractable scalpels, etc.)

Proper recapping of needles
  One-handed motion
  Mechanical device

Injury
  Document injury
  Testing—successions
  Safe sexual contact
  Therapy/Counseling
  Stop breastfeeding
  Immediate evaluation of presumed illnesses

Work Practices

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - dispose in appropriate places and thorough cleaning of hands before/during & after, usage of gloves and all reusable tools. Usage of sharp objects must be adequately disposed of or cleaned. Workstation and environment (must be cleaned regularly) with proper towels, tools, etc. for later use and disposal. Proper usage of instruments to pick up contaminated objects and fluids.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Used for Prevention of: Bloodborne Pathogens and OPIM’s

Protecting: Head, torso, arms, hands, feet, etc…

All PPE - properly dispose of after usage of such equipment, in proper disposal units.

Equipment: gloves, aprons, gowns, face protectors, masks, safety eye glasses, coats, linen.

Bleach solutions usage:
For medical equipment 1:10
For work stations 1:100

Universal Precautions

All blood and other body fluids are to be considered infected besides Vomit, nasal, sweat, tears, saliva, sputum, urine

Body Substance Isolation (BSI)

BSI practices are used to lessen the chances of transmissions of any disease or infection. When dealing/working with Bloodborne Pathogens and other OPIM's all OSHA's guidelines should be followed. These guidelines are for the protection of all workers and bystanders who come in contact with any Bloodborne Pathogens and OPIM’s.

For more information regarding OSHA's guidelines, please visit www.osha.gov.

Example Clip Below
Properly Washing Hands