This week IAM C.R.E.S.T provided Bloodborne Pathogens training to the employees of the Winpisinger Educational & Technology Center and members of District Lodge 4 and Local Lodge 193 at the William W. Winpisinger Educational & Technology Center facility. The participants received the basic knowledge of bloodborne pathogens, common modes of their transmission, methods of prevention, and other pertinent information concerning HIV, HBV and other potentially infectious materials and other body fluids that contain such bloodborne pathogens exposure. The participants learned that exposure to bloodborne pathogens occurs in many ways. Generally, bloodborne pathogens can be transmitted through contact with eyes, nose, and mouth or through broken skin. A copy of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard 1910.1030 was provide to each participant along with a group exercise. Upon the completion of this class, the participants will be able to identify potentially infectious materials, identify types and methods of exposures, understand the health hazards of bloodborne pathogens, and implement an effective Exposure Control Plan.
Wiiliam W. Winpisinger Educational & Technology Center Representatives: Director Chris Wagoner, Assistant Director Mary McHugh and Manger of Facilities Mike Dale.
C.R.E.S.T Instructors: Michael Hinthorn and Steven Fowee.
Class Participants: Mavin Banks, Wanda Carpenter, Bonnie Graham, Jerry Guyer, Richard Hamilton, Debora Moore, Janie Narcross-Kwedar, Mickey Neill, Tammy Payne, Delores Phillips, Tammy Rowley, Dawn Sigmon, Barbara Spriggs, David Stowman, Mary Weeks and Ron Wible.