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Cal/OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens

Title 8 CCR, Section 5193 Online Training & Certification Course

The topics covered in this course include different types of bloodborne pathogens, the ways in which workers encounter these pathogens in the workplace, safety measures that employers and employees can take to help prevent exposure to bloodborne pathogens, and how to respond properly when exposure does happen. This bloodborne pathogens online training course focuses on the rules and regulations approved by OSHA for California under the California version of OSHA (referred to as Cal/OSHA).

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Governing regulations.
California has implemented its own OSHA-approved state regulations regarding bloodborne pathogens: California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 5193, also known as 8 CCR 5193 for short. This course will focus on the Cal/OSHA regulations rather than the federal regulations.

Who must take this course?
The Cal/OSHA bloodborne pathogen regulations, 8 CCR 5193, require employees in potentially affected industries to understand the epidemiology, symptoms, and mode of transmission of bloodborne pathogens.

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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.

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

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

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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 Continuing education credits?

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

Click to Learn More Course format.

Our Cal/OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-checked non-scored questions, and a final exam.

Click to Learn More Course synopsis.

The goal of this course is to help you understand the risks involved in working in situations where exposure is possible, and the safety measures that employers and employees can take to avoid exposure to bloodborne pathogens. We will review the ways in which bloodborne pathogens are transmitted, the symptoms of exposure, the equipment that can remove or isolate the hazard from the workplace, and the practices that reduce the likelihood of exposure. This course also includes an overview of the current California OSHA-approved state regulations and the reasons why these regulations are in place.

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Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to Bloodborne Pathogens
    • Key Terms
    • High-risk Jobs
    • Other Potentially Infectious Materials
    • Major Bloodborne Pathogens
    • Major Causes of Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens
    • Sharps Injury Statistics
    • Applicable Regulations
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
    • The Three Main Pathogens-HBV, HCV, and HIV
    • HBV
    • HCV
    • HIV
  • Employer Responsibilities
    • Exposure Control Plan
    • Sharps Injury Log
    • Training
  • Engineering and Work Practice Controls
    • Needleless Systems
    • Needle Devices
    • Exceptions
    • Recommendations
    • Selecting and Evaluating Engineered Sharp Protection
    • Prohibited Practices
    • Handling Contaminated Sharps
    • Handling Other Waste
    • Handling Specimens and Contaminated Equipment
    • Cleaning and Decontaminating the Workplace
    • Hygiene
    • Laundry
  • Other Safety Measures
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Gloves
    • Other Personal Protective Equipment
    • Respiration Devices
    • Labels
  • Research Laboratories and Production Facilities
    • General Practices
    • Training Requirements
    • Production Facilities
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam
Click to Learn More How often is retraining or recertification required?
According to Title 8 CCR, Section 5193 (g) Communication of Hazards to Employees.
(B) Training shall be provided as follows:
  1. At the time of initial assignment to tasks where occupational exposure may take place;
  2. At least annually thereafter.
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