Test Your Knowldege On Bloodborne Pathogens

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This quiz is to test your knowlege of the CAL-OSHA compliance requirements for Bloodborne Pathogens.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Bloodborne Pathogens are carrried by:

    • A.

      Blood

    • B.

      Droplets of mucus expelled during a sneez

    • C.

      Body fluids

    • D.

      A and c

    Correct Answer
    D. A and c
    Explanation
    Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms that can be transmitted through contact with blood or other body fluids. These pathogens can be present in blood and body fluids such as saliva, urine, semen, and vaginal fluids. They can also be present in droplets of mucus expelled during a sneeze, as these droplets may contain pathogens if the person sneezing is infected. Therefore, the correct answer is "a and c" as blood and body fluids, as well as droplets of mucus expelled during a sneeze, can carry bloodborne pathogens.

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  • 2. 

    The purpose of Bloodeborne Pathogen training is:

    • A.

      To better my understanding of microbiology

    • B.

      To scare me into wearing my personal protective equipment

    • C.

      To limit occupational exposure to blood and othe infectious materials

    Correct Answer
    C. To limit occupational exposure to blood and othe infectious materials
    Explanation
    The purpose of Bloodborne Pathogen training is to limit occupational exposure to blood and other infectious materials. This training is designed to educate individuals on the proper precautions and procedures to minimize the risk of infection and transmission of bloodborne pathogens. It aims to promote a safe working environment and protect individuals from potential health hazards associated with handling blood and other infectious materials.

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  • 3. 

    Bloodborne Pathogen diseases include:

    • A.

      Hepatitis B

    • B.

      Hepatitis C

    • C.

      HIV

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "all of the above" because Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV are all examples of bloodborne pathogen diseases. These diseases are transmitted through contact with infected blood or other bodily fluids, and can cause serious health complications if not properly managed or treated. It is important to take precautions and follow proper safety protocols to prevent the spread of these diseases.

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  • 4. 

    The OSHA Standard on Bloodborne Pathogens requires your employer to do the following (mark all correct answers):

    • A.

      Adopt procedures to reduce your exposure

    • B.

      Offer free hepatitis B immunization

    • C.

      Offer free evaluation and follow up for employes who experience an exposure incident

    • D.

      Provide training on exposure control

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Adopt procedures to reduce your exposure
    B. Offer free hepatitis B immunization
    C. Offer free evaluation and follow up for employes who experience an exposure incident
    D. Provide training on exposure control
    Explanation
    The OSHA Standard on Bloodborne Pathogens requires employers to adopt procedures to reduce employee exposure, offer free hepatitis B immunization, offer free evaluation and follow-up for employees who experience an exposure incident, and provide training on exposure control.

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  • 5. 

    Universal Technical Institute requires Bloodborne Pathongen training:

    • A.

      After an exposure

    • B.

      Annually

    • C.

      Within 10 days of employment, then annually

    Correct Answer
    C. Within 10 days of employment, then annually
    Explanation
    Universal Technical Institute requires Bloodborne Pathogen training to be completed within 10 days of employment, and then annually thereafter. This means that all employees must undergo the training shortly after they start working at the institute, and then continue to receive the training on an annual basis to ensure they are up to date with the necessary knowledge and skills regarding bloodborne pathogens.

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  • 6. 

    AIDS is more contagious than hepititis B.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. Hepatitis B is actually more contagious than AIDS. Hepatitis B is transmitted through contact with infected blood, semen, or other body fluids, while AIDS (caused by HIV) is primarily transmitted through unprotected sexual intercourse, sharing needles, or mother-to-child transmission during childbirth or breastfeeding. Although both diseases are serious and can have severe consequences, hepatitis B has a higher transmission rate.

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  • 7. 

    Hepatitis is an inflammation of the:

    Correct Answer
    Liver
    Explanation
    Hepatitis is a medical condition characterized by inflammation of the liver. The liver plays a crucial role in various bodily functions, including detoxification, metabolism, and production of important proteins. When the liver becomes inflamed, it can lead to symptoms such as fatigue, jaundice, abdominal pain, and liver dysfunction. Hepatitis can be caused by viral infections (such as hepatitis A, B, or C), alcohol abuse, autoimmune diseases, or certain medications. Treatment for hepatitis depends on the underlying cause and may involve antiviral medications, lifestyle changes, or supportive care to manage symptoms and promote liver health.

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  • 8. 

    Bloodborne diseases are transmitted the following ways (mark all correct answers):

    • A.

      Hugging

    • B.

      Direct contact with blood

    • C.

      Unprotected sexual contact

    • D.

      Sharing needles

    • E.

      Sharing a ride

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Direct contact with blood
    C. Unprotected sexual contact
    D. Sharing needles
    Explanation
    Bloodborne diseases are transmitted through direct contact with blood, unprotected sexual contact, and sharing needles. Hugging and sharing a ride do not typically transmit bloodborne diseases.

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  • 9. 

    Ways to limit exposure include:

    • A.

      Use universal precautions and practice good hand washing

    • B.

      Use personal protective equipment and decontaminate soilied surfaces

    • C.

      Place glass and needles in the 'sharps container'

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "all of the above". This means that all of the mentioned ways (using universal precautions and practicing good hand washing, using personal protective equipment and decontaminating soiled surfaces, and placing glass and needles in the 'sharps container') are effective in limiting exposure. By following these measures, individuals can minimize the risk of being exposed to harmful substances or pathogens.

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  • 10. 

    Hepatitis B shots are offered at no cost to at-risk staff. One would expect:

    • A.

      A series of four shots given in the upper leg

    • B.

      A series of three shots given in the gluteus maximus

    • C.

      A series of three shots given in the upper arm

    • D.

      A series of four shots given in the upper arm

    Correct Answer
    C. A series of three shots given in the upper arm
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a series of three shots given in the upper arm. Hepatitis B shots are typically administered in a series of three doses, with the upper arm being the most common site for injection. The upper leg and gluteus maximus are not typically used for administering Hepatitis B shots. Therefore, it is expected that at-risk staff would receive a series of three shots in the upper arm.

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  • 11. 

    A negative HIV test means that (choose one):

    • A.

      You definitely have not been infected

    • B.

      You show no evidence of HIV antibodies, but you should be tested again at the end of the incubation period to make sure you are not incubating the virus.

    Correct Answer
    B. You show no evidence of HIV antibodies, but you should be tested again at the end of the incubation period to make sure you are not incubating the virus.
    Explanation
    A negative HIV test means that you currently do not have detectable levels of HIV antibodies in your system. However, it is important to note that there is an incubation period during which HIV antibodies may not be present in the body even if the person is infected. Therefore, it is recommended to get tested again at the end of the incubation period to ensure that you are not incubating the virus and to rule out the possibility of a false negative result.

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  • 12. 

    To date, no serious side effects of HBV immunization have been noted:

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    No serious side effects of HBV immunization have been reported so far, indicating that the immunization is safe and well-tolerated. This suggests that individuals who receive the HBV vaccine are unlikely to experience any major adverse reactions or complications as a result of the vaccination. It is important to note that while minor side effects such as soreness at the injection site or mild fever may occur, they are generally temporary and not considered serious.

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  • 13. 

    There is only a slight risk of getting AIDS from an HBV inoculation:

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because there is no risk of getting AIDS from an HBV (Hepatitis B Virus) inoculation. The HBV vaccine is made from a part of the virus that cannot cause infection or AIDS. The vaccine is specifically designed to protect against Hepatitis B, not AIDS. Therefore, getting an HBV inoculation does not pose any risk of contracting AIDS.

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  • 14. 

    If a person tests negative for AIDS, he or she can still transfer the disease.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Testing negative for AIDS means that the person does not have the virus that causes AIDS. Therefore, they cannot transfer the disease to others.

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  • 15. 

    What body fluids can transmit bloodborne diseases?

    • A.

      Semen, vaginal secretions, brest milk.

    • B.

      Saliva, tears.

    • C.

      Blood.

    • D.

      Both A & C are correct.

    Correct Answer
    D. Both A & C are correct.
    Explanation
    Both semen and vaginal secretions can transmit bloodborne diseases because they can contain the virus or bacteria responsible for the disease. Breast milk can also transmit certain bloodborne diseases if the mother is infected. Blood is a well-known body fluid that can transmit bloodborne diseases as it directly carries the pathogens. Therefore, the correct answer is that both A (semen, vaginal secretions, breast milk) and C (blood) can transmit bloodborne diseases.

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  • 16. 

    When cleaninig up a bloodborne pathogen spill, which of the following should you NOT do?

    • A.

      Use disposable gloves

    • B.

      Dispose of waste in a unlined waste container

    • C.

      Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water

    • D.

      Contact your Leader and Safety Committee Chairperson

    Correct Answer
    B. Dispose of waste in a unlined waste container
    Explanation
    When cleaning up a bloodborne pathogen spill, it is important to dispose of waste properly to prevent the spread of infection. Using disposable gloves is necessary to protect oneself from coming into direct contact with the pathogens. Washing hands thoroughly with soap and water is crucial for removing any remaining pathogens from the skin. Contacting your Leader and Safety Committee Chairperson is important to report the incident and ensure that proper protocols are followed. However, disposing of waste in an unlined waste container is not recommended as it can lead to leakage and potential contamination of the surrounding environment.

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  • 17. 

    When washing your hands, the hotter the water the better.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false. While using hot water may be more comfortable, the temperature of the water does not affect the effectiveness of handwashing. The most important factors for proper handwashing are using soap and rubbing hands together for at least 20 seconds. Water temperature does not play a significant role in killing germs or removing dirt from hands.

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  • 18. 

    The "universe" in Universal Precautions refers to:

    • A.

      The "Big Bang" theory of the origin of the universe

    • B.

      Taking precautions with all body fluids

    • C.

      The use of Universal Precautions for some body fluids regardless of the source

    Correct Answer
    B. Taking precautions with all body fluids
    Explanation
    The term "universe" in Universal Precautions refers to the concept of taking precautions with all body fluids. Universal Precautions is a set of guidelines designed to prevent the transmission of bloodborne pathogens in healthcare settings. It emphasizes treating all body fluids as potentially infectious, regardless of the source. This approach ensures that healthcare workers take necessary precautions to protect themselves and others from potential infections.

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  • 19. 

    Safe work practices like using a dustpan and broom to clean up broken glass are meant to serve as a guide only.  You must develop your own methods that work for you:

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Safe work practices like using a dustpan and broom to clean up broken glass are not meant to serve as a guide only. Instead, they are established protocols that should be followed to ensure safety in the workplace. It is important to adhere to these practices rather than developing your own methods, as they are designed based on industry standards and best practices to minimize the risk of accidents and injuries.

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  • 20. 

    You don't have to wear gloves when giving first aid if you know what you are doing:

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Wearing gloves when giving first aid is important regardless of one's knowledge and expertise. Gloves act as a barrier between the responder and the injured person, preventing the transmission of harmful pathogens and reducing the risk of infection. Even if someone is skilled in providing first aid, they should still wear gloves to ensure their safety and the safety of the person receiving aid. Therefore, the statement that gloves are not necessary if one knows what they are doing is false.

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  • 21. 

    Minor defects in PPE should be repaired by the employee:

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Employees should not be responsible for repairing minor defects in personal protective equipment (PPE). It is the employer's duty to ensure that PPE is in good working condition and any repairs or replacements should be carried out by trained personnel. Allowing employees to repair PPE could lead to improper fixes, compromising their safety. Employers should establish proper maintenance procedures and provide necessary resources to maintain PPE in good condition.

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  • 22. 

    What should you do following an exposure incident continued (mark all correct answers)?

    • A.

      Suck on the wound and spit out the blood

    • B.

      Report the incident to the Plan Administrator

    • C.

      Complete an Exposure Incident Report

    • D.

      Get counseling

    • E.

      Quit your job

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Report the incident to the Plan Administrator
    C. Complete an Exposure Incident Report
    D. Get counseling
    Explanation
    Following an exposure incident, it is important to report the incident to the Plan Administrator and complete an Exposure Incident Report in order to ensure proper documentation and follow-up actions. Additionally, seeking counseling is advisable to address any emotional or psychological impact of the incident. Quitting the job is not mentioned as a necessary step in the given scenario.

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  • 23. 

    You should rinse with peroxide or alcohol (mark all correct answers):

    • A.

      If your skin was broken or chapped

    • B.

      If large amounts of infections material were involved

    • C.

      If the infectious material got into your mouth

    • D.

      If your skin was pierced

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. If your skin was broken or chapped
    B. If large amounts of infections material were involved
    C. If the infectious material got into your mouth
    D. If your skin was pierced
    Explanation
    Rinsing with peroxide or alcohol is recommended in the given situations because they help to disinfect and clean the affected area. If the skin is broken or chapped, there is a risk of infection, so rinsing with peroxide or alcohol can help prevent that. Similarly, if large amounts of infection material were involved or if the infectious material got into your mouth, rinsing with peroxide or alcohol can help kill any bacteria or germs. Additionally, if your skin was pierced, rinsing with peroxide or alcohol can help prevent infection.

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