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Bloodborne Pathogens (Biological Hazards) | Patógenos de la Sangre (Riesgos Biológicos)

A bilingual (Spanish and English) training module for employers with Hispanic workers, also to be used for English speaking workers. The goal is to learn about the hazards associated with human blood and what employer and employee must and can do to prevent contamination. Specific attention is paid to Hepatitis B and C virus (HBV and HCV) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). The module learns about different ways of exposure, about contamination and summarizes various protective measures. The illustrated materials include a module text, a presentation (slides) and a handout.

The module can be downloaded from the website and printed for all employees. A glossary for the translation in both directions (Spanish, English) of the terms commonly used, is included.

The material is developed as part of the PESO program. On the OSHA Education and Training website also other educational materials can be found.


English, Spanish

Original Authors:

Not indicated; produced as part of the OR-OSHA PESO-program.

Original affiliation, ownership:

Owner/intellectual property OR-OSHA, Salem, Oregon, USA

Year of publication:


Charge for use or free:

Free of charge


Target group(s):

Workers or managers; or in vocational training

Usefulness for non-OSH-expert professionals:

Fully useful for non-OSH-expert professionals in health care or other sectors; or in training

Time demand to complete the lesson or course:

1 hour


Part of the Oregon OSHA Occupational Safety & Health Program in Spanish (Programa en Español de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo de Oregon OSHA). On the PESO website, also educational materials on other topics can be found. .
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