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This online course satisfies the training requirements for the OSHA 29 CFR § 1910.1030 Bloodborne Pathogens and revisions to 1910.1030 as a result of the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act Standards.
Who must take this course?
All employees who have occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM). Occupational exposure is defined by OSHA 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."
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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.
Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Training certificate and wallet card.
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.
Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.
Our OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens & Needlestick Prevention Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, and a final exam.
This course presents an overview of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, including an explanation of the history and creation of the standard and its updates. It also discusses some of the scenarios in which a person might sustain a needlestick injury, the potential pathogens one may be exposed to in the workplace, and ways to prevent and respond to a potential injury.
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
- Communicating Hazards and Labeling
- Exposure Control Plan
- Elements of an Exposure Control Plan
- 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
- Additional Resources
The length of time for which the training is valid is determined by OSHA 29 CFR § 1910.1030 Bloodborne Pathogens:
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.
For employees who have received training on bloodborne pathogens in the year preceding the effective date of the standard, only training with respect to the provisions of the standard which were not included need be provided.
Annual training for all employees shall be provided within one year of their previous training.
We will automatically notify you when retraining is required.
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