Do You Need to Take the Bloodborne Pathogens Training Course?
Bloodborne Pathogen training is required for all employees who are covered by OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogen Standard. This includes any workers who have a reasonable chance of blood exposure through the skin, broken skin, eyes, or mucous membrane.
This standard includes all emergency first aid workers, laboratory employees, and housekeeping and janitorial staff, among others. Training is also required for anyone working with human blood, tissue, fluids, or cells that are considered “other potentially infectious materials” (OPIM) as defined by OSHA.
The risk of exposure is not restricted to employees of the healthcare industry. Initial or annual training is designed to identify the appropriate facilities where bloodborne pathogens may be found and discuss the necessary actions for reducing exposure and managing those agents.
Choosing NET for Bloodborne Pathogens Training
Our Bloodborne Pathogens training is designed to work around your schedule. HAZWOPER On Mobile allows you to take the course using any device while logging in and out as needed and having your progress saved right where you left off.
- Download an e-certificate immediately upon completion of the course. A wallet card will be mailed.
- The Bloodborne Pathogens course counts as continuing education units (CEUs). This course is accepted for .167 Industrial Hygiene CM Points by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) and .1 Continuance of Certification (COC) points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).
- Access free U.S.-based support throughout the course via phone or email.
The Bloodborne Pathogens training course is comprised of a full-length video complete with audio narration of award-winning content and more than 20 interactive animations. An OSHA Study Timer allows you to log in and out at your convenience as you navigate your way through self-grading quizzes and a final exam.
This one-hour course counts as a Continuing Education Unit (CEU) and you may access the course for up to one year after registration.
This course has been designed to comply with Occupational Safety and Health Standards 1910.1030 and discusses bloodborne diseases and exposures along with necessary precautions, control, and cleanup. Topics include:
- OSHA Requirements
- Exposure and Health Effects
- Post-Exposure Actions
This program discusses bloodborne diseases such as AIDS, Hepatitis B virus (HBV), and Hepatitis C (HCV) virus, exposure controls, how universal precautions should be applied during emergency situations, housekeeping, PPE, work practice controls, cleanup of an accident site, and waste disposal.
This course has been awarded .5 Industrial Hygiene CM Points by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) — approval number 13335. This course is also eligible for .1 Continuance of Certification (COC) points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).
Physical and On Site Requirements
There are no prerequisites for the Bloodborne Pathogens training course.
There are no on-site requirements for Bloodborne Pathogens training.
Which employees are covered by OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogen Standard?
Employees having reasonable expectations of exposure to blood or OPIM through skin, eye, mucous membrane, or broken skin by: (needlesticks, human bites, cuts, abrasions) that result from the performance of an employee’s job duties. The hazard of exposure to bloodborne pathogens affects employees in many types of employment and is not restricted to the healthcare or emergency service industry.