for the prevention of bloodborne pathogens must be followed when working
with human serum and other body fluids. These include:
- Wear personal
protective equipment such as safety glasses, gloves, laboratory coats.
- If you have cuts or abrasions
on the skin of your hands, cover them with adhesive dressing.
- Use needles and lancets only
once, and dispose of them in a sharps container for decontamination.
- Remove gloves and wash your
hands after completing any task involving the handling of biological material.
For more information on
safety, visit the website of the
Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention to view
guidelines or the website of the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).