Employer obligations discussed at workshop

A course titled "Bloodborne Pathogens Workshop and Healthcare Update" is scheduled for May 10, 2012 at the University of Tennessee's Institute for Public Service/Center for Industrial Services in Knoxville. The workshop is for all types of emergency first responders, including those designated as such by employers. 

The course is from 8 a.m. to noon, at the UT Conference Center in Knoxville. Cost of the course is $99.

This workshop covers important issues of the bloodborne pathogens standard and explains what is required to comply. For example, the workplace must have an exposure control plan that details the procedures in place to protect employees from exposure. This workshop also provides information on what to do if employees are exposed to bloodborne pathogens. Other issues participants will learn include:

• Engineered sharps injury protection
• Employer obligation for free medical follow-up after an incident
•Five easy questions you can use to evaluate training

Additionally, Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA) will present an update on safety issues related to the healthcare industry. 
For more information, contact Patty Wells at 615-253-6371.


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