Funeral Workers: What Do I Do if One of My Employees Gets a Needlestick on the Job?

Funeral service workers often ask us, "what do I do if I get a needlestick on the job?

Funeral professionals face many hazards on the job, both emotional and physical. One particularly pressing concern is the exposure to bloodborne pathogens and needlesticks. Microorganisms that can carry serious diseases like HIV, HBV, and HCV. 

As funeral directors and embalmers tend to the deceased with unwavering care, the risk of coming into contact with these invisible threats is a reality they must confront. Ensuring the safety and well-being of employees in sensitive work environments is of paramount importance. In the realm of funeral homes, understanding and implementing the Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Standard is crucial.

This standard, outlined by OSHA, establishes guidelines to protect workers from potential exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Download our checklist below to better safeguard your employees.