BBP: Just the Facts

Hazards that lurk in your workplace are so small, hundreds of thousands could gather on the head of a pin. They’re called bloodborne pathogens, or BBPs – microorganisms in your blood that can cause diseases like hepatitis B, hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus or HIV. Anyone can get infected and you can’t tell for sure who’s carrying a bloodborne pathogen. People can carry these viruses for years while looking and feeling quite healthy. But they’re still contagious and could infect you or a co-worker. This video will explain how you can keep that from happening.