Workers in health care and other facilities are at risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV – the virus that causes AIDS), the hepatitis B virus (HBV), and the hepatitis C virus (HCV).
OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1030, prescribes safeguards to protect workers against the health hazards from exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials, and to reduce their risk from this exposure.
HR Classroom's web-based training allows companies to ensure they have delivered this important compliance information to all employees, no matter where they are located - and document each employee's training. Your organization's own Exposure Control Plan can also be inserted directly into each training.
Course Content Includes
- Protections provided by OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
- Who is covered by the Standard
- Workers at risk
- What are bloodborne pathogens
- HIV, HBV and HCV – facts and symptoms
- Body fluids that transmit bloodborne pathogens
- How exposure occurs
- Exposure control plans
- Your employer's exposure control plan
- Universal precautions
- Engineering controls
- Work practice controls – handwashing, sharps, laundry, housekeeping, decontamination, waste disposal
- Personal Protective Equipment – examples of PPE, how to use and dispose of PPE, how to remove gloves
- Procedure to follow if an exposure incident occurs
- Post-exposure evaluation and follow-up from an exposure incident
- Regulated waste
- Communication of hazard to employees - biohazard warning labels
- Training requirements
- Recordkeeping requirements
- Sharps injury log
- The Hepatitis B vaccine
- Link in the upper right of each page of the training so you can ask questions and interact with the training leader from your employer
- Link to Glossary of Terms with definitions of terms used in OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogen Standard
- Quizzes throughout and a final review quiz
This course should be paired with site-specific instruction on how to handle bloodborne pathogen issues at your company. You should have a training leader who is knowledgeable and available to answer questions while the training is being taken by each employee.