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INSTRUCTOR GUIDE: Bloodborne Pathogens

Publication Date: 
May 01 / 2019
Hair stylists can be exposed to blood-borne pathogens and therefore need to be aware of how these pathogens are transmitted, how to protect themselves, and how to protect their clients. Hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV are blood-borne diseases. They are only spread through direct contact with the body fluids, particularly blood, of an infected person. They are not spread through casual contact such as hand-shaking, or using the same facilities (toilets, sinks, telephones, dishes). Workers are at risk of infection if infected body fluids come in contact with the tissues lining your eyes, nose, mouth, or with a cut in your skin, or if you are cut with an implement that is contaminated with infected blood.