Bloodborne Pathogens

Dealing with emergency situations that involve the possible spread of bloodborne pathogens can be scary. Fortunately, there are a lot of resources to help train drivers and other transit system personnel about the proper ways to handle these types of emergencies.

National RTAP’s Emergency Procedures, 2 the Point and START training modules includes material on bloodborne pathogens

Iowa Department of Transportation’s Your Ticket to Safety video and PDF

American Red Cross fact sheet, Preventing the Spread of Bloodborne Pathogens

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)’s Bloodborne Pathogens page and Quick Reference Guide

National Transit Institute (NTI)’s Infectious Disease Direct Delivery  and Train-the-Trainer courses

Community Transit Association of America (CTAA)’s PASS training includes material on bloodborne pathogens

Center for Disease Control (CDC) page for Bloodborne Infectious Diseases

National CPR Association Bloodborne Pathogens Study Guide


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Updated December 20, 2017