Hospitality Focus on Safety: Blood-borne Pathogens

Definition:

Blood-borne Pathogens are microorganisms, such as viruses or bacteria, which are carried in blood and can cause disease in people. There are many different Blood-borne Pathogens, including Hepatitis B (HBV), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), malaria, syphilis, and brucellosis. OSHA requires training specifically for HBV and HIV.

 

 

Hepatitis B (HBV)

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

Potential Exposures:

Prevention:

Proper Disposal of Contaminated Materials:       

In the Event of Exposure:

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June McCreight

June McCreight began her career in the hospitality industry as a housekeeper in 1996. In the years since, she has risen through the ranks, learning maintenance, front office, sales and revenue management, property management and district management, bench management and opening team management. She has trained hundreds of hoteliers and won many awards for her management successes. In 2011, June wrote and published, The Strangers in My Beds, a fictional novel based strictly on the strange events of her career in hotels. In 2014, June partnered with her father, a very accomplished software architect, and opened the business, Coba Enterprise Management, LLC with a very unique and specialized CMMS (Computer Maintenance Management System) software for hotels.

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