For workers suffering from disorders of the blood may be unable to perform their job tasks due to symptoms and complications from their medical condition. But there are still a lot of workers that continue to work despite their blood problems because they do not exhibit symptoms with certain disorders.
All workers, especially those performing physical job tasks, should be trained to deal with emergency situations where blood is present. While many of the common blood disorders do not transmit any disease to other human beings, there are some conditions affecting humans that can be passed from one person to the next through contact with blood.
For this reason, workers need to be trained to handle situations where blood is present as safely as possible. Rubber gloves and other safety equipment should be accessible to all workers should an emergency come up during work hours. Co-workers should be taught the importance of utilizing protective equipment for every situation in order to protect the medical history of workers.
Those working in health care are especially prone to contracting blood-related diseases.. Accidents involving hypodermic needles or blood loss injuries can cause medical problems for doctors, nurses, and emergency workers. Again, the importance of using protective gloves and other clothing cannot be stressed enough.
No matter the profession of the worker, there should always be great care taken when it comes to exposure to blood and other bodily fluids. Injuries on the job can be made even worse if those trying to help also become injured through the transmission of blood-related conditions which prove contagious.
If you have come in contact with blood on the job and as a result developed a disorder of the blood, it is vital you protect your rights as an injured worker. Contact our legal team for guidance in a claim for workers compensation by calling us toll free at 888-799-3918 or use our online contact form for more information.