OSHA estimates that 8 million workers in the healthcare industry and related occupations are at risk of occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) puts you at risk for serious illness or death. The viruses of main concern are the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV).
NOTE: Federal OSHA regulations require that bloodborne pathogens training be provided to employees with occupational exposure at least annually.
Intended Audience: Any employee who has a reasonable anticipation of contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials as a result of performing designated job duties, including but not limited to; healthcare workers, public safety personnel, housekeeping and custodial workers , educational and correctional workers and designated first aid providers.
Recommended Initial Instruction Time: 2 hours.
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Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:
Explain the incidence, distribution, and control of bloodborne diseases
Explain how bloodborne pathogens are transmitted
Recognize tasks and activities that may involve exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials
Explain the use and limitations of methods that will prevent or reduce exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials, including engineering controls, work practices, and personal protective equipment
Describe the types, proper use, location, removal, handling, decontamination, and disposal of personal protective equipment
Explain how to select personal protective equipment
Describe the efficacy, safety, and method of administration of the hepatitis B vaccine, and recognize the benefits of being vaccinated free of charge.
Recognize the appropriate actions to take and persons to contact in an emergency involving blood or other potentially infectious materials
Explain the procedure to follow if an exposure incident occurs, including the method of reporting the incident and the medical follow-up that will be made available
Describe the required signs and labels and/or color coding
A Bloodborne Pathogen Certification Card will be issued upon successful completion of the course