This leaflet is aimed at employers, employees and safety representatives in areas of work where exposure to blood or other body fluids may occur. It explains what blood-borne viruses (BBVs) are; the type of work where exposure to BBVs may occur; how BBVs are spread; the legal duties of employers and employees; what action to take after infection with a BBV and special considerations for first-aiders. It provides a detailed further reading list. Contents: Is this guidance useful to me?; What are blood-borne viruses (BBVs)?; Types of work where there may be contact with blood/body fluids; How can BBVs spread in the workplace?; What do I have to do as an employer?; What do I have to do as an employee?; Action after possible infection with a BBV; Special considerations for first aiders; Further reading.
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