Bloodborne Pathogens and Infection Control for Electrologists Training Course
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This course provides training as required by OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29CFR 1910.1030). Material covered in the course includes definitions of bloodborne pathogens, modes of transmission, universal precautions, engineering and work practice controls, exposure control plans, hepatitis B vaccinations, and other information needed to the safety of the professional electrologist. A special section on infection control, which is not a part of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, has also been added to this course.
This course can be used as introductory training as well as satisfy OSHA's annual refresher requirement.
Course Fee: $125
Persons engaging in electrolysis activities who may be exposed to blood and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) while performing their routine work functions need to receive bloodborne pathogens training. This includes all electrologists.
- Introduction to bloodborne pathogen
- Bloodborne diseases
- Exposure control plans
- Personal protective equipment and housekeeping
- Hepatitis B vaccinations
- Post-exposure evaluation and follow-up
- Information and training requirements
- General safety practices - including infection control
After completing this course, participants should be able to:
- identify common bloodborne pathogens, their paths of tranmissions, and symptoms of the disease
- know what an exposure control plan is, what it contains and where it is located
- recognize tasks which may lead to exposure of bloodborne pathogens and measures to take for protection
- outline the steps to take following an exposure incident
- know what is provided in a post-exposure evaluation and follow-up
- explain the color coding and symbols used for biohazards
- know the basics of infection control
Lorri L. White
Ms. White is the Director of Analytical Services at KeikaVentures, LLC. Ms. White has over 22 years of experience in the environmental industry which includes 10 years working for an environmental laboratory which specialized in air analyses. Her lab experience includes sample preparation, GC/MS, quality control, project management, sales and marketing. She is an OSHA approved instructor. Ms. White received a BS in Chemistry from Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN and completed a year of graduate level studies in analytical chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- Citation: 1910.1030(g)(2)(i)
- Employers shall ensure that all employees with occupational exposure participate in a training program which must be provided at no cost to the employee and during working hours.
- Training shall be provided as follows:
- At the time of initial assignment to tasks where occupational exposure may take place;
- Within 90 days after the effective date of the standard; and
- At least annually thereafter.
- Excerpt from 1910.1030 via OSHA website.
- Refresher Training Required: Every 1 year(s).