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OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens & Needlestick Prevention

Bio Hazard Placard

Online Training Certification Course 29 CFR 1910.1030

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Human blood can contain dangerous and potentially fatal germs called bloodborne pathogens. For example, Hepatitis B (HBV), HIV, and many other pathogens can be transmitted through contact with someone else's blood, as well as other potentially infectious materials (OPIM). Safety training can prevent accidental exposure.

This online certification course meets the requirements set forth by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) bloodborne pathogens and needlestick prevention regulations.

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What are the governing regulations?
In the United States, bloodborne pathogen training is required under both the OSHA Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act and 29 CFR §1910.1030(g)(2).

Who must take this training?
Bloodborne pathogen training is required for all workers who may be subject to "occupational exposure" to blood or OPIM. OSHA defines occupational exposure as "reasonably anticipated skin, eye, mucous membrane, or parenteral contact with blood or OPIM that may result from the performance of the employee's duties."

This definition encompasses many professionals who may come into contact with bloodborne pathogens: tattoo artists, healthcare workers, phlebotomists, narcotics enforcement officers, and many others.

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Click to Learn More What are the consequences of not training?

Case Study: A study was conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health NIOSH of a national drugstore chain. The study found that pharmacists who administered vaccinations were most likely to obtain a needlestick injury during flu season. Over the course of the 11-year study, a total of 33 needlestick injuries occurred at 31 different pharmacies. In general, the injuries occurred after the vaccination but prior to the disposal of the needle. While the number of needlesticks averaged less than those of a hospital setting, the researchers also believe that the number of injuries were underreported.

Key Takeaway: It is believed that most, if not all, of the reported injuries could have been prevented if the pharmacists had used safer work practices, such as engineering and work controls, as well as general precautions. When exposed to potential bloodborne pathogens, it is always important to follow all safety rules.

Click to Learn More What people are saying about this course.

Thank you! This was great!
Usama S

I love it.. is perfect.. thanks
Tamara R

It was a very well put together course! Everything in the exam was in the course.
Chyna I

The course was very informative.
Ben C

very nice effort
Jack S

Good course. Feel dumb for missing answers I did miss.
Frank S

well laid out easy to understand course
Mitch W

great course that was easy to follow and very informative!
Sonya S

Course was educational
Jaime D

Course was very easy & simple to navigate through.
William P

straight to the point on needlesticks
Omar G

Very helpful
Gregory C

Straight forward and easy to understand
Phillip H

Great learning experience! User friendly.
Tara W

I feel like this training course is a much needed way for everybody to understand, fully understand, how to prevent accidents from taking place and to also be aware and take proper precautions nomatter what the contact circumstances may be.
Joseph L

Very thorough. I learned some things today.
Julia Z

This course was very informative and it helped a lot to better understand the importance of being aware and well alert.
Leiloa M

This was a very informative, and challenging course.
Mike J

Very informational. I learned the importance of safety in our workplace and really anywhere.
Victoria F

The course was very straightforward and concise. Definitely enjoyed it.
Shana K

All information provided is very usefull and helpfull to our company. Very well explained, makes it easier to understand.
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Click to Learn More Course topics.

Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
    • Key Terms
    • Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
    • Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act
    • Requirements of the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
    • Ways Bloodborne Pathogens are Transmitted
    • Other Potentially Infectious Materials (OPIM)
    • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
    • Symptoms and Stages of HIV
    • Treatment for HIV
    • Hepatitis B
    • HBV Signs and Symptoms
    • HBV Treatment
    • Hepatitis C (HCV)
    • HCV Treatment
  • Occupations with Risk Exposure
    • Body Art
    • Correctional Department Workers
    • First Responders
    • Maintenance and Waste Workers
  • Employee and Employer Rights and Responsibilities
    • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
    • Employer Responsibilities
    • Training
    • Communicating Hazards and Labeling
    • Exposure Control Plan
    • Elements of an Exposure Control Plan
    • Housekeeping
    • Sharps Injury Log
    • Record Keeping
  • Precautions, Controls, and Guidelines
    • Universal Precautions
    • Engineering and Work Practice Controls
    • Needleless Systems and Engineered Sharp Protection
    • General Safety Practice Review
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Available PPE
    • Laundering PPE per the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
    • Removal of PPE
  • Exposure Occurrence
    • Procedures for Exposure Incident
    • Post-Exposure Evaluation
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam
Click to Learn More Course format.

Our OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens & Needlestick Prevention Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, and a final exam.

Click to Learn More How long is the course?

It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hour to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

Click to Learn More How long do I have to complete this course?

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course.

Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Click to Learn More How often is retraining or recertification required?

Employers must provide training at the time of initial assignment to tasks where occupational exposure may take place. Annual recertification training must be provided within one year of each worker's previous training. This online training course can be scheduled accordingly.

We will notify you twenty-one days before before retraining is required.

Click to Learn More How soon is the certificate of completion issued?

Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Training certificate and wallet card.

Click to Learn More Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

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