OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Training (2 Hour)
Could you be tasked with cleaning up potentially infectious materials, such as human waste, bodily fluids, blood or cerebrospinal fluid at your job? Is there a possibility you may encounter potentially infectious bodily fluids at sporting events, accident sites or other locations? If so, you may benefit from Hazmat School’s online bloodborne pathogen course.
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. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogen standard requires all individuals who may be exposed to infectious human bodily substances (blood, saliva, and other bodily fluids) undergo OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens training.
Who Should Take This Class?
We have designed our Bloodborne Pathogens training 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, tattoo artists and those workers who respond to medical emergencies.
Keep in mind that while no one OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens 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 bloodborne pathogen hazards. This course is intended for those who have minor to moderate exposure risk. 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 Pathogens 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.
Industries That Require This Course
A bloodborne pathogen is a virus or disease that can be passed on through blood or other bodily fluids. Common examples of bloodborne pathogens include Hepatitis A, B and C, Malaria and HIV. These diseases can be passed on when workers who come into contact with blood and other potentially infectious materials do not take proper protective actions.
Although medical professionals may be at the most obvious risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens, workers in a range of industries encounter blood while on the job from time to time. You may require bloodborne pathogen certification if you work in one of the following industries:
- Health care
- Law enforcement
- Emergency response
- Education and childcare
- Coaching and athletics
- Janitorial services
- Crime Scene Cleanup Services
- Body art
You may also need to take a bloodborne pathogens course if you hold First Aid responsibilities in any general industry position.
The structure and objectives of this bloodborne pathogens course are centered on 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)
What Regulations Does This Course Satisfy?
Bloodborne Pathogens training is required annually, as detailed by OSHA in 29 CFR 1910.1030:
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.
Our online course meets OSHA’s bloodborne pathogens training requirements, and completion of the course qualifies you to hold positions with minor to moderate risk of exposure. If you have already received initial training, our course can also meet your annual refresher requirement.
This bloodborne pathogens course covers all the topics required by OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. When you enroll in this course, you can expect to learn about a wide range of topics related to bloodborne pathogens, including how bloodborne pathogens are transmitted, how to recognize tasks that may involve blood or other potentially infectious materials, and how to reduce exposure. You will also learn about personal protective equipment, the hepatitis B vaccine, post-exposure evaluation and more.
The information provided in this course will allow you to recognize the risks of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and protect yourself while on the job.
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. There are no prerequisites for this course, so you can learn how to protect yourself from bloodborne pathogens regardless of your current position or previous training.
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.
Accreditation, Certification and CEUs
After completing our online bloodborne pathogen course, you will receive a certificate to serve as documentation of training. You can present this certificate to your employer or federal or state regulators if required. Your certification will remain valid for one year — in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.1030, you will need to receive training annually to maintain your certification.
In addition to a certificate, you may also receive 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or two contact hours if you take this course as part of continuing education.
Why Choose Hazmat School?
Bloodborne pathogens training is mandatory for many employees, from healthcare workers to tattoo artists. If you’re searching for a training course that’s both affordable and convenient, consider Hazmat School. We offer all our course materials online to allow students to study at their own pace, and we offer discounts for groups and government employees.
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