Protect Yourself Against Bloodborne Pathogens
Bloodborne pathogens are infectious agents
that can cause illness and death. HIV,
hepatitis B and hepatitis C are the three
most common bloodborne pathogens you
will encounter in most workplace scenarios.
Exposure to bloodborne pathogens can
occur in almost every type of occupation.
This includes factory worker, construction
workers, medical and laboratory personnel
and janitorial and facilities staff.
You are at risk for contracting a bloodborne
pathogen if blood or contaminated body
fluid from an infected person enters your
bloodstream. Transmission at work is most
likely to occur from: