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What protections do I have against bloodborne pathogens?

By law, employers must take specific measures to prevent or reduce worker exposure to blood and other infectious body fluids in the workplace. It applies to all school employees considered at-risk because their job brings them into routine contact with blood and body fluids that can cause diseases such as HIV/AIDs, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. That contact may occur while providing first aid or be the result of bites, cuts or openings in the skin, needlesticks, or splashes into the eyes, nose and/or mouth while diapering or toileting a student.