Bloodborne Pathogen Kits
A bloodborne pathogen is a micro-organism that may be present in blood or certain other body fluids and can produce disease in others. Bloodborne pathogens include viruses, bacteria, fungi, prions, or any other micro-organisms, including parasites. The three most frequently mentioned bloodborne pathogens include:
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
- Hepatitis B (HBV)
- Hepatitis C (HCV)
Employers and employees in all workplaces with occupational exposure or potential exposure to human blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) are required to comply with OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. Healthcare workers, medical and dental personnel, employees in medical or dental laboratories, workers in hospital laundries, housekeepers in healthcare facilities, and emergency first responders are examples of workers with potential exposure.
Although professions that come in daily contact with bloodborne pathogens are under the OSHA Standard, any workplace with potential exposure to human blood/OPIM should have the First Aid supplies and preventative First Aid equipment to handle blood in the workplace. This includes certain jobs in medical device manufacturing, law enforcement personnel, firefighting personnel, and others. Even a regular office worker can be exposed.
NorMed,s Infection Control Kits meet OSHA requirements for protection against exposure to HIV, Hepatitis and other bloodborne pathogens and should be used by the first responder in any emergency involving illness or injury to a co-worker. Not only is our Infection Control Kit OSHA compliant, it is economical, contains instructions in English and Spanish, contains personal protective equipment, and comes in resealable zip bags or poly kit boxes. Zip bag kits can be used as refills to existing kit boxes.
First Aid supplies and First Aid Kits are essential to any workplace. An Infection Control Kit and a Body Fluid Clean Up Kit, complete with bouffant caps, gowns, and shoe covers for personal protection can be an important part of your First Aid program.
To find out how an Infection Control Kit would complete your First Aid Station, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.