Bloodborne Pathogens 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 ensure worker safety. This course can be used as introductory training as well as satisfy OSHA's annual refresher requirement.
Note that the standard requires an opportunity for you to ask interactive questions and receive answers from the person conducting the training session. OSHA was asked if having a trainer available to answer any questions via email was considered to be in compliance with this requirement. In an interpretation letter OSHA states that 'it is critical that trainees have an opportunity to ask and receive answers to questions where material is unfamiliar to them. Frequently, a trainee may be unable to go further with the training or to understand related training content until a response is received.' Therefore, it is OSHA's policy that using an email system to answer questions is NOT considered direct access to a qualified trainer. If the qualified trainer is available through an interactive on-line exchange or via phone communication whenever a question arises, this is considered acceptable.
This training course complies with the requirement by having an online chat (AOL screen name: eduwhere) available at 9 am -11 am (Eastern Time) every Wednesday and a toll free number to call if you have questions (866-523-9108).
Course Fee: $ 125
Persons who are exposed to blood and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) while performing their routine work functions need to receive bloodborne pathogens training. This includes:
- medical professionals: doctors, nurses, physician assistants
- hospital staff: phlebotemists, laundry, housekeeping, janitorial personnel
- dentists, dental hygienists
- emergency responders
- medical researchers and lab technicians
- tattoo artists and body piercers
- law enforcement personnel
- funeral home staff
- nursing home aides, hospice workers and staff
- trade professionals: plumbers and pipefitters
- Introduction to bloodborne pathogens
- Bloodborne diseases
- Exposure control plans
- Personal protective equipment and housekeeping
- HIV and HBV research laboratories and production facilities
- Hepatitis B vaccinations
- Post-exposure evaluation and follow-up
- Hazard communication
- Information and training requirements
After completing this course, participants should be able to:
- identify common bloodborne pathogens, their paths of transmissions, 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
Lorri L. White
Ms. White is one of the principals of Eduwhere and has over 22 years of experience in the environmental industry. This includes 10 years working for an environmental laboratory that performed analyses environmental matrices such as soil, water and air as well as tissue and blood samples. In addition to her hand's on experience, Ms. White has taken numerous training courses on bloodborne pathogens and related topics to stay current with developments in the field, and 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)