Section 2 BBP Refresher
Modes of Transmission
To be exposed to a bloodborne pathogen such as Hepatitis B virus, Hepatitis C and HIV, infected blood must get into your bloodstream.
How am I exposed at work?
Direct Exposure - pathogen enters your bloodstream
Indirect Exposure - touch contaminated object or surface
Accidental injury - accidentally injure yourself with a
Remember the virus must enter your bloodstream for you to get
Feces, urine, vomit, secretions, sputum, sweat, tears and saliva are not considered infectious unless they contain visible blood.