Bloodborne Pathogens in School
Bloodborne pathogens, or BBP's, are serious viral infections that can make you very ill. They can be passed on to you if you're exposed to someone's infected blood or other body fluids containing visible blood. There's no way of knowing if anyone at your school is infected. Your best defense is understanding bloodborne pathogens and following established safety procedures.
The attached video describes the three bloodborne pathogens putting you at greatest risk on the job, their transmission and ways to protect yourself and others at your school. It will also explain what to do if you believe you've been exposed.
If unable to open the video box, you may have to download Quicktime through this link.
This video should be viewed on the school web site during school hours.
There is a school nurse available to answer any questions you may have.
The Hepatitis B vaccine is available to all employees. Please click on the following link to access the form and return to the human resource department after the Hepatitis Vaccine Series is completed: Hepatitis Vaccine Form
Please email your school nurse by clicking on your school building and write a short comment to confirm that you have viewed the Bloodborne Pathogens video. If you work in O & M or Transportation, notify your supervisor that you have viewed the video.