OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Tattoo Artist & Body Piercers
Online Training Certification Course 29 CFR 1910.1030
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This online course describes the standard, exposure risks and why they are hazardous, and various controls that can be used to protect the health and safety of body art workers from the hazards bloodborne pathogens.
What are the governing regulations? This Tattoo Artist and Body Piercers specific 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 training? All tattoo artists, body piercers and their 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."
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.
The length of time for which the training is valid is determined by OSHA 29 CFR § 1910.1030 Bloodborne Pathogens:
(g)(2)(ii) Training shall be provided as follows:
(g)(2)(ii)(A) At the time of initial assignment to tasks where occupational exposure may take place;
(g)(2)(ii)(B) Within 90 days after the effective date of the standard; and
(g)(2)(ii)(C) At least annually thereafter.
(g)(2)(iii) 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.
(g)(2)(iv) Annual training for all employees shall be provided within one year of their previous training.
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