Full Color Motivational Safety Poster 18″ x 24″ Laminated
UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS FOR EMPLOYEES WHO ARE EXPOSED TO BLOOD OR
OTHER INFECTIOUS MATERIALS
BE AWARE Treat all blood and body fluids as if they were infected with:
1) HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) which frequently leads to AIDS.
2) HBV (Hepatitis B Virus).
3) Other Bloodborne Pathogens (Microorganisms found in humans which can cause disease).
KNOW Color codings.
1) Labels and signs are fluorescent orange/red with lettering or symbols in a contrasting color.
2) Red bags or containers don’t have to be labeled since their red color indicates they contain biohazards.
READ All signs and labels carefully.
ALWAYS Wash hands.
FOLLOW Safe hygiene and work practices.
DISPOSE Of personal protective equipment and contaminated laundry properly in designated areas
READ All of your organization’s exposure control plan.
KNOW Procedures, practices, vaccination requirements and appropriate reporting for incidents of exposure.
USE Personal protective equipment appropriate for your work.
NEVER Recap, bend or break needles.
ALWAYS Dispose of needles in appropriate containers.
CLEAN Worksite and decontaminate equipment. Follow all safe handling requirements.
REMEMBER To consider all body fluids as potentially infectious.