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Bloodborne Pathogens: Quiz

Try testing yourself to see what you know about bloodborne pathogens. Circle true or false for each of the statements below. Answers appear at the bottom of the page.

1) You don't need to take universal precautions if you know the person who's injured.

 

True

 

False

 

 

 

 

 

2) Hepatitis B or C infection can be very serious and may lead to liver damage.

 

True

 

False

 

 

 

 

 

3) Infected blood could enter your body through a hangnail.

 

True

 

False

 

 

 

 

 

4) Work practice controls help employees protect themselves against infections.

 

True

 

False

 

 

 

 

 

5) Disposable gloves can be reused if they're rinsed off.

 

True

 

False

 

 

 

 

 

6) Bags marked with biohazard symbols may contain bloody objects.

 

True

 

False

 

 

 

 

 

7) Sharp objects can be discarded in heavy-duty trash bags.

 

True

 

False

 

 

 

 

 

8) Towels soaked in plain water are good for cleaning blood.

 

True

 

False

 

 

 

 

 

9) You don't need to wash your hands if you've been wearing PPE while helping an injured person.

 

True

 

False

 

 

 

 

 

10) Washing blood from your hands helps prevent infection.

 

True

 

False

 

 

 

 

 

11) Work can resume at an accident scene as soon as the injured person has been treated.

 

True

 

False

 

 

 

 

 

12) If someone is badly hurt, call 911, then tell your supervisor.

 

True

 

False

Answers to quiz: 1 False. 2 True. 3 True. 4 True. 5 False. 6 True. 7 False. 8 False. 9 False. 10 True. 11 False. 12 True.

 

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