Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease in humans. For example, hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Sharps-related injuries, such as needlesticks, pose a bloodborne pathogen threat to workers. To reduce or eliminate the risk of workers being exposed to bloodborne pathogens and establish an understanding of how to prevent, respond to, and report sharps-related accidents, Accident and Prevention protocols are imperative.

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