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Avoid Bloodborne Pathogens!

Avoid Bloodborne Pathogens!

Avoid Bloodborne Pathogens!


GPS challenge of the week…. Avoid Bloodborne Pathogens! Bloodborne pathogens may be present in human blood and can cause diseases in humans. These pathogens include but are not limited to Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV. The greatest risk of infection is through needle stick, cuts and puncture contact with infected blood. Also, body fluids visibly contaminated with blood like feces and nasal secretions can also be contaminated.

TAKE 10 SECONDS…Wear gloves to avoid contact when exposed to human blood or bodily fluids.

If you experience or see a safety concern on your assignment, please contact our GPS Safety Hotline at 803-760-1441 or contact your local GPS office.

If you are injured on your assignment, please call MEDCOR at 1-800-775-5866 then contact your local GPS office.

GPS where Safety is Everybody’s Job…My Job…Your Job!  The more often you TAKE 10 SECONDS to identify existing or potential hazards the better equipped you are to create a safer work environment.  Let’s TAKE 10 SECONDS!

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Barbara Greene
GPS Safety Specialist

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