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Bloodborne Pathogens Tattoo Artist & Body Piercers

Online Training Certification Course

29 CFR 1910.1030

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This online training course content includes applicable regulations, risks, exposure control plans, and other key safety practices for the tattooing and piercing industry. Body piercing and tattoo artist training must emphasize proper work practices, such as immediate disposal of single-use contaminated needles, personal protective equipment, post-exposure evaluation, and appropriate decontamination procedures.

Creating body art is a unique talent, but it puts tattoo artists and body piercers at special risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Without proper bloodborne pathogen training, tattoo artists and pierces can be exposed to viruses and bacteria during the set-up, procedure, break down, and clean-up stages of their work. Exposure can occur through needlesticks, contact with dried blood on surfaces or equipment, or blood splashes. Such exposure can cause long-term illness-including organ disease, organ failure, immune system compromise, and cancer-or even death. Pathogens include syphilis, malaria, hepatitis, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), among others.

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This bloodborne pathogen tattoo certification was designed for tattoo artists, body piercers, and studio owners who have occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM). Body art workers are at an increased risk of exposure because of the use of needles in tattoo and body piercing applications.

Safety training may help prevent serious injury in the workplace and ensure a safe, professional atmosphere for artists and their clients. This online certification course meets the requirements set forth by OSHA for online tattoo bloodborne pathogens training.

Case Study: With an increase in tattoo popularity and applications across all generations, adverse reactions to tattoos have also increased. A 37-year-old woman was treated for a lesion near her right eye. The patient reported receiving a semi-permanent makeup tattoo application to her eyebrows 18 months before. In the week before seeking a doctor's help, the patient noted a slow spreading of pigmentation from her right upper eyelid to the hollow of her right cheek. This scar formation was assessed to have occurred due to leakage of the tattoo pigment. Once the patient gave her informed consent, she received a series of five needle treatments for the removal of the tattoo ink. More than 60 percent clinical improvement of scarring was achieved at four weeks after a single treatment based on independent practitioner assessment. No significant adverse effects were noted. The improvement was persistent at the one-month follow-up after each treatment.

Key Takeaway: Practitioners should be well informed of the possible complications of tattooing. They must know how to recognize the signs and symptoms of complications and appropriately counsel their patients on the risks of tattoo application. According to literature, the most frequent tattoo-related concerns are allergic contact dermatitis due to delayed hypersensitivity reaction to tattoo pigments.

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Governing Regulations

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor, is charged with the enforcement of safety and health conditions of workers through the use of regulations published in the Code of Federal Regulations.

OSHA regulations are published in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Part 1910 is reserved for general industry standards. The bloodborne pathogen standard is contained in 29 CFR 1910.1030. The Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act (NSPA), signed into law in 2000, specifies OSHA requirements for the identification, evaluation, and implementation of safety medical devices to reduce occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens from accidental sharps injuries.

What You'll Learn

    Introduction to OSHA Regulations for Bloodborne Pathogens for Tattoo Artists and Body Piercers
  • Key Terms
  • History and Background: Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
  • History and Background: Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act
  • Statistics
  • Employer Responsibilities for the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
  • Responsibilities - PPE and Vaccination
  • Responsibilities - Employees and Personnel Providers
    Applicable Regulations
  • Ways Bloodborne Pathogens Are Transmitted
  • Other Potentially Infectious Materials (OPIM)
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Symptoms and Stages of HIV
  • Treatment for HIV
  • HBV Signs and Symptoms
  • HBV Treatment
  • Hepatitis C (HCV)
  • HCV Treatment
  • Tuberculosis
    Safe Work Practices
  • Preventing Disease
  • Sharps Disposal
  • Waste Removal
  • Cleaning
  • Use of PPE
  • Providing PPE
  • Selecting PPE and Ensuring Its Proper Use
  • Exposure Control Plan for Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Exposure Control Plan for Bloodborne Pathogens - Engineering Controls and PPE
    • Housekeeping and Vaccination
    • Post-Exposure Evaluations and Follow-Up
    • Record Keeping
  • Training for the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard
  • Training Program Components
    Additional Resources

It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours 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.

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 than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Employers are responsible for training new personnel before assigning them to tasks that may expose them to hazards such as bloodborne pathogens. Understanding how to control the risks of bloodborne pathogens is an essential component in earning or renewing body piercing and tattoo artist certification.

To ensure compliance with OSHA tattoo regulations, safety training must be conducted annually. This bloodborne pathogens tattoo and body piercing certification course meets these training requirements.

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

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Bloodborne Pathogens Tattoo Artists & Body Piercers

I liked the ability to listen and read along to the course.

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Extremely informative. Absolutely important.

Stephanie G Verified
Bloodborne Pathogens Tattoo Artists & Body Piercers

Very good. Learned a lot

Queila D Verified
Bloodborne Pathogens Tattoo Artists & Body Piercers

Amazing class

Bella B Verified
Bloodborne Pathogens Tattoo Artists & Body Piercers

I really enjoyed taking this course with you guys, i learned a lot more then i anticipated. I could only really say i struggled with how some questions were worded.

Thomas R Verified
Bloodborne Pathogens Tattoo Artists & Body Piercers

Thorough and insightful refresher course!

Ayala B Verified
Bloodborne Pathogens Tattoo Artists & Body Piercers

perfect its help me a lot!!

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Thank you so much for the oppurtunity . Was very informative and easy to understand. Mahalo

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great thank you

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Bloodborne Pathogens Tattoo Artists & Body Piercers

I appreciated being able to read and listen to this course. There was a good balance of sharing technical information and real case studies that have happened. Overall a solid training. Thank you.

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Bloodborne Pathogens Tattoo Artists & Body Piercers

Very helpfull

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Bloodborne Pathogens Tattoo Artists & Body Piercers

Great explanations, easy to read & listen to material. Even provided additional resources. Remember to read the questions all the way & carefully.

Elson Y Verified
Bloodborne Pathogens Tattoo Artists & Body Piercers

Informative and professional!

Jacob G Verified
Bloodborne Pathogens Tattoo Artists & Body Piercers

Now I tattoo my life away!!!!!!!!!!!!



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