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Bloodborne Pathogens: Quiz

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

  1. You don't need to take universal precautions if you know the person who's injured and bleeding. TRUE or FALSE

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

  3. Infected blood could enter your body through a hangnail. TRUE or FALSE

  4. Work practice controls help employees protect themselves against infections. TRUE or FALSE

  5. Disposable gloves can be reused if they're rinsed off. TRUE or FALSE

  6. Bags marked with biohazard symbols may contain bloody objects. TRUE or FALSE

  7. Sharp objects can be discarded in heavy-duty trash bags. TRUE or FALSE

  8. Towels soaked in plain water are good for cleaning up blood. TRUE or FALSE

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

  10. Washing blood off of your hands helps prevent infection. TRUE or FALSE

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

  12. If someone is badly hurt, call 911, then tell your supervisor. TRUE or FALSE


1. False, 2. True, 3., True, 4. True, 5. False, 6. True, 7. False, 8. False, 9. False, 10. True, 11. False, 12. True

Online Medical Reviewer: Horowitz, Diane, MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Sather, Rita, RN
Date Last Reviewed: 11/1/2021
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