The OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Test - Improve Your Knowledge

Have you taken OSHA bloodborne pathogen (BBP) test? How much do you remember about bloodborne pathogens and how you can protect yourself from infection? Test your knowledge with this OSHA bloodborne pathogens test!

Quick Review of Bloodborne Pathogens

Before you begin, here is a quick review of what bloodborne pathogen are, in case you have forgotten.

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According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), "Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease in humans. These pathogens include, but are not limited to, hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)."

According to Eugene School District, "Bloodborne Pathogens can be transmitted when blood or body fluid from an infected person enters another person’s body via needle-sticks, human bites, cuts, abrasions, or through mucous membranes.

Any body fluid with blood is potentially infectious. Also, semen, vaginal secretions and saliva in dental procedures are considered potentially infected body fluids."

Ready to Take the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Test?

1. Bloodborne pathogens may enter your system through:

a) Skin abrasions
b) Open cuts
c) Mucous membranes
d) All of the above

2. If you are exposed to potentially infectious materials (PIM) while working, you may request a vaccine for which bloodborne disease?

a) Syphilis
b) Hepatitis B
c) Influenza
d) HIV

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3. When discussing the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard, what are the main diseases of concern?

a) HIV, HBV, HCV
b) PVC, HAV, HDV
c) CDC, PCP, HEV
d) HIV, HEV, BVD

4. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is:

a) A virus that does not currently have a cure, but can be controlled with medication
b) A bacterial illness that can be treated with antibiotics
c) The virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
d) Both a and c

5. The term universal precautions refers to:

a) Wearing sunblock before sun exposure
b) Locking the doors of your house before leaving
c) Treating all body fluids as if they are infectious
d) Using hand sanitizer before eating

6. If you wear gloves while handling PIMs, it is not necessary to wash your hands afterwards.

a) True
b) False

7. Which of the following may contain bloodborne pathogens?
a) Vaginal secretions
b) Semen
c) Saliva that contains traces of blood
d) All of the above

And Now For the Answers to the Test!

How do you think you did? Let’s find out!

1. Bloodborne pathogens may enter your system through:

d) All of the above -- skin abrasions, open cuts, mucous membranes

2. If you are exposed to potentially infectious materials (PIM) while working, you may request a vaccine for which bloodborne disease?

b) Hepatitis B

3. When discussing the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard, what are the main diseases of concern?

a) HIV, HBV, HCV

4. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is:

d) both A and C -- a virus that does not currently have a cure, but can be controlled with medication, and the virus that causes AIDS

5. The term universal precautions refers to…

c) Treating all body fluids as if they are infectious

6. If you wear gloves while handling PIM, it is not necessary to wash your hands afterwards.

b) False

7. Which of the following may contain bloodborne pathogens?

d) All of the above -- vaginal secretions, semen, saliva with traces of blood.

Aftermath Effectively Remove the Risk of Bloodborne Pathogens

For anyone who works with blood, body fluids, or biohazardous waste, completing OSHA BBP training is essential to your occupational health and safety. For anyone who is faced with a bloodspill that he or she feels is too large to handle on his or her own, Aftermath can help.

All of Aftermath’s technicians complete OSHA bloodborne pathogen training and can provide proof of compliance with this 28-point checklist. We are available to assist you 24/7, call us anytime.

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Sources:

OSHA: https://www.osha.gov/OshDoc/data_BloodborneFacts/bbfact01.pdf
Eugene School District: http://www.4j.lane.edu/hr/risk/howarebloodbornepathogens/

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