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Bloodborne Pathogens

The goal of Bloodborne Pathogens training is to ensure that employees with occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious bodily fluids receive training to minimize the risk of exposure in the event of workplace accident or injury.

Our educational program will summarize the OSHA requirements and will train workers to apply the information directly to their workplace environment. Workers will learn to practice "universal precautions" and use appropriate personal protective equipment whenever they may be exposed to blood or bodily fluids.

Bloodborne Pathogens training is the initial phase of Occupational Health Education and is generally provided before an employee receives instruction in CPR or First Aid. Participants must be familiar with "universal precautions" in order to protect themselves and co-workers from pathogens that can cause life-threatening diseases while responding to an emergency.

The training program contains the following elements:

  • A copy and explanation of the OSHA Standard
  • Epidemiology and symptoms
  • Modes of transmission
  • Employer Exposure Control Plan
  • Tasks and activities that could involve potential exposure
  • Appropriate engineering controls, work practices
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Hepatitis B vaccine
  • Emergency procedures
  • Exposure and incident reporting
  • Post-exposure evaluation and follow-up
  • Interactive questions and answer session
  • Training records

Professional instructors follow adult learning principles. Each program includes an interactive format, as well as the use of handouts, visuals, hands-on practice, lecture, and instructor-led discussion.