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  • 1. 

    Two of the most common bloodborne pathogens (BBPs) are:

    • A.

      HIV and Hepatitis B (HBV)

    • B.

      HIV and Aids

    • C.

      Hepatitis B and TB

    • D.

      HIV and TB

    Correct Answer
    A. HIV and Hepatitis B (HBV)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is HIV and Hepatitis B (HBV). HIV and HBV are both bloodborne pathogens that can be transmitted through contact with infected blood or other bodily fluids. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS, but AIDS itself is not a bloodborne pathogen. TB (tuberculosis) is an airborne disease and not a bloodborne pathogen, so it is not one of the most common BBPs.

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  • 2. 

    Washing with soap and water any exposed areas after exposure to potentially infected bodily fluids:

    • A.

      Only works if you are wearing PPE

    • B.

      Prevents the spread of germs/bacteria

    • C.

      Increases the spread of bacteria if you use a brush

    • D.

      Soap and water only work if there was a lot of exposure

    Correct Answer
    B. Prevents the spread of germs/bacteria
    Explanation
    Washing with soap and water after exposure to potentially infected bodily fluids helps prevent the spread of germs and bacteria. Soap is effective in breaking down the lipid envelope of many viruses, including the coronavirus, and washing with water helps to physically remove the germs from the skin. This practice is recommended as a basic hygiene measure to reduce the risk of transmitting infections. The other statements provided in the question are incorrect and do not accurately explain the effectiveness of washing with soap and water.

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  • 3. 

    HIV and HBV can be transmitted when infected bodily fluids directly contact the eyes or non-intact skin.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    HIV and HBV can be transmitted through direct contact of infected bodily fluids with the eyes or non-intact skin. This means that if someone with HIV or HBV has a cut or open wound, and their blood or other bodily fluids come into contact with another person's eyes or non-intact skin, there is a risk of transmission. It is important to practice safe behaviors and take precautions to prevent the spread of these infections.

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  • 4. 

    At what time must employees offer the Hepatitis B vaccine at no cost to the employees?

    • A.

      At time of hire

    • B.

      When it is determined that there is a potential for occupational exposure

    • C.

      Every three years

    • D.

      Six months after start of employment

    Correct Answer
    B. When it is determined that there is a potential for occupational exposure
    Explanation
    Employees must offer the Hepatitis B vaccine at no cost to the employees when it is determined that there is a potential for occupational exposure. This means that the vaccine should be provided to employees who may come into contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials as part of their job duties. Offering the vaccine in this situation helps to protect employees from the risk of contracting Hepatitis B in the workplace.

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  • 5. 

    Universal precautions consist of:

    • A.

      Hand washing

    • B.

      Barrier protection

    • C.

      Treating all bodily fluids as though they are infected

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Universal precautions are a set of guidelines followed by healthcare professionals to prevent the spread of infections. Hand washing is an essential part of universal precautions as it helps to remove germs from hands. Barrier protection, such as gloves, masks, and gowns, is used to create a physical barrier between healthcare workers and bodily fluids, reducing the risk of transmission. Treating all bodily fluids as though they are infected means that healthcare workers should handle all bodily fluids with caution, regardless of whether they know the patient's infection status. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above" as all three components are important in practicing universal precautions.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following tasks would likely not expose you to human blood at your workplace:

    • A.

      Administering first aid

    • B.

      Decontaminating equipment

    • C.

      Writing an accident report

    • D.

      Doing janitorial work

    Correct Answer
    C. Writing an accident report
    Explanation
    Writing an accident report would likely not expose you to human blood at your workplace. This task involves documenting and describing an accident or incident that occurred, which typically does not involve direct contact with blood or any bodily fluids. It is more focused on gathering information and providing a detailed account of the event rather than engaging in physical activities that may expose you to blood, such as administering first aid, decontaminating equipment, or doing janitorial work.

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  • 7. 

    Personal Protective Equipment (Barrier Protection):

    • A.

      Is the best defense against unexpected hazards

    • B.

      Consist of universal precautions and handwashing

    • C.

      Silly! You don't need to wear it!

    • D.

      Only needs to be worn if there is a "sharps" hazard

    Correct Answer
    A. Is the best defense against unexpected hazards
    Explanation
    Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) serves as a crucial defense against unforeseen dangers. It provides a barrier of protection to safeguard individuals from potential hazards that may arise in various environments or situations. PPE includes measures such as universal precautions and handwashing, emphasizing the importance of maintaining personal hygiene and taking necessary precautions. Dismissing the need for PPE as silly is incorrect, as it is vital in minimizing the risk of injury or exposure to hazardous substances. The statement that PPE only needs to be worn in the presence of "sharps" hazards is incorrect, as PPE should be worn whenever there is a potential risk of harm.

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  • 8. 

    The Exposure Control Plan is required:

    • A.

      Only when OSHA has a state plan

    • B.

      For employers that have a potential exposure

    • C.

      By OSHA

    • D.

      Both B and C

    Correct Answer
    D. Both B and C
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Both B and C." The Exposure Control Plan is required for employers that have a potential exposure, as it helps to identify and implement measures to protect workers from exposure to hazardous substances. Additionally, it is also required by OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which sets and enforces workplace safety standards. Therefore, both the employer's potential exposure and OSHA's requirement make the implementation of an Exposure Control Plan necessary.

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  • 9. 

    In a general industry facility, absorbed bodily fluids can usually be discarded in:

    • A.

      Bright colored bags - as long as the biohazard symbol is present

    • B.

      A red bag with a red or orange biohazard symbol

    • C.

      A double bag, placed in the regular garbage

    • D.

      Both B and C

    Correct Answer
    C. A double bag, placed in the regular garbage
    Explanation
    Absorbed bodily fluids should be discarded in a double bag, placed in the regular garbage. This is the correct answer because it ensures proper containment and prevents any potential contamination or spread of biohazardous materials. Bright colored bags with a biohazard symbol may be used in specific healthcare or laboratory settings, but in a general industry facility, the double bagging method is sufficient for disposal.

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  • 10. 

    General safe work practices:

    • A.

      Includes thinking about how to safely hang holiday lights

    • B.

      Prevents cross contamination

    • C.

      Includes eating and applying lip balm in areas of potential exposure

    • D.

      Does not include housekeeping

    Correct Answer
    B. Prevents cross contamination
    Explanation
    The given answer "Prevents cross contamination" is the correct answer because general safe work practices aim to prevent the spread of harmful substances or microorganisms from one area to another. Cross contamination can occur when contaminants are transferred from one surface or object to another, increasing the risk of infection or contamination. By following safe work practices, such as using separate tools or cleaning surfaces properly, cross contamination can be minimized or prevented.

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