OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

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OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

The United States government through its OSHA labor department has set out standards to be adhered to in regard to blood borne pathogens in the work place. How much do you know about these standards? Find out below and success.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    If blood or other potentially infectious materials are present or may be present on the sharp, what must be worn?
    • A. 

      ID Badge

    • B. 

      Personal protective equipment

    • C. 

      Lab coat

  • 3. 
    When should contaminated sharps be disposed of? 
    • A. 

      Immediately or as soon as feasible after use

    • B. 

      Within 5 minutes of use

    • C. 

      Once a week

  • 4. 
    Contaminated sharps must never be shared or broken.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Recapping, bending or removing needles is never permissible.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Employers must ensure that workers are recapping needles by using...(can select more than one)
    • A. 

      Gloves

    • B. 

      A mechanical devise

    • C. 

      A one-handed technique

  • 7. 
    Sharps containers must be...(can select more than one)
    • A. 

      Puncture resistant

    • B. 

      Leak proof

    • C. 

      Labeled hazardous or color coded red

    • D. 

      Closeable with a lid, flap or other means of closing the container

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    When should exposure incidents be reported?
    • A. 

      Immediately

    • B. 

      At the end of the work day

    • C. 

      Any time that the employee feels it is necessary

  • 10. 
    Any worker who has reasonably anticipated contact with blood or OPIM during performance of their jobs are considered to have occupational exposure and must follow the employers exposure control plan.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    An employer is only required to offer the HBV vaccination series to employees working in a hospital.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    An employee who has signed a declination form declining the hepatitis B vaccination can change their mind and accept the vaccination...
    • A. 

      On the weekend only.

    • B. 

      Any time, even if the employee is no longer exposed.

    • C. 

      Any time, as long as the employee is still occupationally exposed.