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Skin Provides a Barrier….¬†Unbroken skin forms an impervious barrier against bloodborne pathogens. However, infected blood can enter your system through:

  • Open sores
  • Cuts
  • Abrasions
  • Any sort of damaged or broken skin such as sunburn or blisters

Another reason why it is so important to wear the proper protective equipment and follow the regulations.

Precautions with Needles

  • Recap needles only with a mechanical device.
  • Use forceps, pliers, or broom and dust pan to move needles
  • Never break or shear needles.
  • Needles must be disposed in labeled sharps containers