Bloodborne Diseases are pathogenic microorganisms which exist in blood and other bodily fluids, and can cause disease in humans. They include HIV and HBV. Both diseases can be fatal, and both can be avoided by observing the concept of Universal Precautions.
The Bloodborne Standard affects any employee who may come in contact with human blood and Other Potentially Infectious Materials.
Some identified populations at risk include workers in:
And any employee whose job designation requires them to render first aid, even as a collateral duty.