Bloodborne Pathogens

Overview

OSHA estimates that over five million workers may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens, including HIV and Hepatitis B. These pathogens represent a serious health risk for exposed workers.

This course provides information and knowledge about bloodborne pathogens. It includes identification of bloodborne pathogens, how to protect oneself against exposure, and how the Exposure Control Plan protects employees. In addition, it includes information regarding the recently passed Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act, and how the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard requirements have changed.

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:
  • Identify bloodborne pathogens, common symptoms of exposure, and how they are transmitted
  • List engineering and work practice control measures that protect employees against exposure to bloodborne pathogens
  • Describe the importance of the elements of the Exposure Control Plan
  • Identify what requirements changed in the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard as a result of the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act.

Audience

This course is intended for all employees potentially exposed to blood or other infectious materials while on the job, including:
  • Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Phlebotomists
  • Nurses
  • Morticians
  • Paramedics
  • Housekeeping personnel
  • Home care workers
  • Others.

Features

This course has these features and more:
  • Multimedia
  • Narration
  • Interactivity
  • Easy navigation
  • Supplementary material
  • Links to regulations
  • Real-world scenarios
  • Objective-based exams

Regulations

OSHA - 29 CFR 1910.1030

Approximate Length

1 hour

Delivery Method

Online

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