For all those in the healthcare industry, their job is a perpetual risk. They are always at a risk of contracting illnesses, viruses and other health hazards. Bloodborne pathogen training is aimed at those who are in required to be in contact with body fluids like blood, seminal fluids, vaginal fluids and other fluid and mucous extractions of the body. If the right precautions are not taken by healthcare workers, they may be at a risk of contracting diseases like Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and AIDS. Not only is it a danger for the primary handler but for all the fellow workers and those in the vicinity of any unforeseen accident may also be effected.
The Department of Health makes it mandatory for all healthcare workers to undergo bloodborne pathogen training. Apart from doctors and nurses, lab workers, mortuary workers, paramedics and other people who are required to deal with human body fluids are required to undergo this training.