OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Training (2 Hour)
Is there a possibility you may encounter potentially infectious bodily fluids at your job (i.e. sporting events, accident sites)?
Could you be tasked with cleaning up potentially infectious materials (human waste, bodily fluids, blood, cerebrospinal fluid) at your job?
Perhaps you are a first responder (Emergency Medical Technician, Police Officer, Fireman) or even a soccer coach. Or… maybe you manage or work in janitorial services. Individuals in these occupations have a high likelihood of encountering bodily fluids if attending to an injured employee, or the site where an accident or incident has occurred. OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogen standard requires all individuals that may be exposed to infectious human bodily substances (blood, saliva, and other bodily fluids) undergo OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen training. Bloodborne Pathogen training is required annually, as detailed by OSHA:
Employers must ensure that their workers receive regular training that covers all elements of the standard including, but not limited to: information on bloodborne pathogens and diseases, methods used to control occupational exposure, hepatitis B vaccine, and medical evaluation and post-exposure follow-up procedures. Employers must offer this training on initial assignment, at least annually thereafter, and when new or modified tasks or procedures affect a worker’s occupational exposure.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS CLASS?
We have designed the course in such a way that it covers a wide spectrum of workers who have the potential for exposure and who need the certification showing they have met the training requirements for this particular regulation. Some of these types of workers could include waste management workers, housekeeping or janitorial staff, facilities and maintenance workers, and for those workers who respond to medical emergencies.
Keep in mind that while no one OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen training course can possibly prepare every worker for every type of hazard that they might encounter, this one covers a range of jobs and provides information on most of the commonly-encountered pathogen hazards. This course is intended for those who have minor to moderate exposure and those who work in the hospital setting may need further job-specific training. Additionally, site-specific training may also be indicated for your operations. The course will provide guidance for you in these areas.
Our online OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Training course is full of interactive exercises and activities to help you fulfill the OSHA training requirements regarding Bloodborne Pathogens. All of the information is delivered in a straightforward manner with the ability to take it as time permits. Remember too that you have access to a Remote Instructor™ who is knowledgeable on the material and who can help to provide answers to your questions as well as to make the material relevant to your job.
The structure and objectives of this course are centered around the requirements outlined in the HAZWOPER regulation.
- Provide the participant with an accessible copy of the regulatory text of this standard and an explanation of its contents; 1910.1030(g)(2)(vii)(A)
- Provide a general explanation of the epidemiology and symptoms of bloodborne diseases; 1910.1030(g)(2)(vii)(B)
- Provide an explanation of the modes of transmission of bloodborne pathogens; 1910.1030(g)(2)(vii)(C)
- Provide an explanation of the employer’s exposure control plan and the means by which the employee can obtain a copy of the written plan; 1910.1030(g)(2)(vii)(D)
- Provide an explanation of the appropriate methods for recognizing tasks and other activities that may involve exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials; 1910.1030(g)(2)(vii)(E)
- Provide an explanation of the use and limitations of methods that will prevent or reduce exposure including appropriate engineering controls, work practices, and personal protective equipment; 1910.1030(g)(2)(vii)(F)
- Provide information on the types, proper use, location, removal, handling, decontamination and disposal of personal protective equipment; 1910.1030(g)(2)(vii)(G)
- Provide an explanation of the basis for selection of personal protective equipment; 1910.1030(g)(2)(vii)(H)
- Provide information on the hepatitis B vaccine, including information on its efficacy, safety, method of administration, the benefits of being vaccinated, and that the vaccine and vaccination will be offered free of charge; 1910.1030(g)(2)(vii)(I)
- Provide information on the appropriate actions to take and persons to contact in an emergency involving blood or other potentially infectious materials; 1910.1030(g)(2)(vii)(J)
- Provide an explanation of the procedure to follow if an exposure incident occurs, including the method of reporting the incident and the medical follow-up that will be made available; 1910.1030(g)(2)(vii)(K)
- Provide information on the post-exposure evaluation and follow-up that the employer is required to provide for the employee following an exposure incident; 1910.1030(g)(2)(vii)(L)
- Provide an explanation of the signs and labels and/or color-coding required by paragraph (g)(1); 1910.1030(g)(2)(vii)(M)
- Provide an opportunity for interactive questions and answers with the person conducting the training. 1910.1030(g)(2)(vii)(N)
Students may have to complete review sections along the way and a final exam at the end of the course. You will need a computer or iPad with Internet access and an email account. No text is required; all course materials are available online. The course will take approximately 2 hours to complete.
Passing this course requires completing the multiple choice or true/false exam with a grade of 75% or better. If you do not receive a grade of at least 75% on the final quiz, you may retake the quiz up to a total of three (3) times.
COURSE SCHEDULE AND DEADLINES
The course is designed to be self-paced. You will have 30 days to complete it and can come and go as you need. After one month, you will need to re-enroll. Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a pdf certificate right away.