Serving Whatcom and Skagit Counties from Bellingham and Ferndale, WA
Protect Your Employees From Exposure to Blood-Borne Pathogens
Have You Been Exposed to Harmful Pathogens?
Needlestick injuries and other sharp object-related injuries that expose workers to blood-borne pathogens continue to be an important public health concern.
Workers in many different occupations are at risk of exposure to blood-borne pathogens, including Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV / AIDS.
First-aid team members, housekeeping personnel in some settings, nurses, and other health-care providers are examples of workers who may be at risk of exposure. Whatcom Occupational Health’s clinicians and doctors are skilled as first responders.
People who work in any field can potentially become exposed to harmful pathogens that can cause serious and sometimes life-threatening conditions. Give us a call today
to learn more about blood-borne pathogens.
Get Timely Medical Treatment for Blood-Borne Diseases
Blood-borne pathogens are transmitted when contaminated blood or body fluids enter the body of another person. This can occur through a number of pathways such as an accidental puncture by a sharp object contaminated with the pathogen. "Sharps" include objects like:
These pathogens can also transmit through:
Open cuts or skin abrasions coming in contact with contaminated blood or body fluids
Indirect transmission (a person touches dried or caked-on blood and then touches the eyes, mouth, nose or an open cut) (HBV only)
Whatcom Occupational Health recognizes the importance of timely responses, and for this reason, we take walk-in cases.
How Blood-Borne Pathogens Are Not Transmitted
There are also many ways that these diseases are not transmitted. For instance, blood-borne pathogens are not transmitted:
By touching an infected person
Through coughing or sneezing
By using the same equipment, materials, toilets, water fountains, or showers as an infected person
It's important that people are treated within two hours of contact. Call us today
to get compassionate and effective health care.
Protect yourself from blood-borne pathogens. Give us a call today!
Exposure to blood-borne pathogens is a serious matter that should be dealt with immediately. Our staff can help you make the right medical choices for the safety of your team.
About Our Business
Whatcom Occupational Health has been providing high-quality and affordable medical care services to the businesses in Bellingham and Ferndale, WA and the surrounding areas for over 25 years. We are locally owned and operated.
You'll get comprehensive occupational medical services to ensure the employees' effectiveness on the work front.
Our diverse group of medical and administrative professionals will collaborate as a team in order to provide you with the medical care you need.
We also offer extended hours. Get in touch with us today!