Bloodborne Pathogens Certification
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What’s In This Course? Begin Now
- OSHA requirements for the workplace
- Exposure control planning
- Common bloodborne pathogens
- Preventing exposure
- Universal Standard Precautions
- Good housekeeping and engineering controls
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- First aid for exposure to infected materials
- Handling hazardous waste
- Reporting and post-exposure follow-up
OSHA Requirements for Bloodborne Pathogen Training
This course is AHA, ILCOR, and ECC compliant, and meets all OSHA standards for bloodborne pathogen training. It is one of the most current online courses available with regard to OSHA compliance.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a government agency tasked with ensuring safe and hazard-free workplaces throughout the United States. It has specific safety requirements for workplaces with a risk of bloodborne pathogen exposure.
These requirements vary by state, but this online course is compliant with all general OSHA training standards on a national level.
When you complete these modules, you should be able to answer basic questions about the OSHA requirements including:
- Where OSHA standards apply
- How to control bloodborne pathogen exposure
- How to comply with OSHA requirements
- Post-exposure response, evaluation, and treatment
- Communication of risk in the workplace
- Documentation and recordkeeping
Who Should Take This Course?
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, anyone who risks coming in contact with blood or bodily fluids in the workplace should get certified for bloodborne pathogens.
Medical professionals. These workers have a higher-than-average risk of coming into contact with infectious materials as a normal part of their job. Some of these positions require a current bloodborne pathogen certification.
- Doctors and nurses
- EMTs and emergency responders
- Dentists and dental hygienists
- Medical assistants
- Home health aides
- Adult day care providers
- Anyone who works in a healthcare setting
Teachers, trainers, and service providers. Some professionals don’t come into daily contact with blood and bodily fluids as a normal part of their job, but when accidents happen, they’re often the first line of response. Workers in this category include:
- Fitness club staff
- Personal trainers
- Daycare providers
Law enforcement professionals. Law enforcement is another profession with a heightened risk of coming in contact with infected blood or bodily fluids. If you’re in one of these professions, you may need this expertise:
- Police officers
- Correctional officers
- Security guards
- Probation officers
- Bail bondsmen
- Crime scene cleanup professionals
Scientists. Some scientists work with infected fluids and other materials as part of their research. Along with medical professionals, scientists working with infectious materials are particularly vulnerable to spills, needlesticks, and other forms of exposure. Occupations in this category include:
- Research scientists
- Forensic scientists
- Biohazard lab managers and technicians
Body modification artists. People in this field also come into contact with bodies and bodily fluid as a normal part of their job. Needlestick injuries are a particular hazard.
- Tattoo artists
- Microblading and semi-permanent makeup artists
Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens is More Common Than You’d Think.
Every year, millions of people across a broad range of industries—from healthcare professionals to tattoo artists—come into contact with infected blood and bodily fluids.
If you work in an industry where exposure to infected materials is a possibility, you can’t afford not to get trained in preventing and dealing with exposure. But if you’re not convinced, here are some facts:
- Approximately 2 million healthcare workers are injured by infected needles every year, and contract HBV, HCV, and HIV from the injuries.
- Every year, millions of patients all over the world contract Hepatitis B and C through unsafe injections—including at hospitals in the developed world.
- Syringes still get reused between patients in US hospitals—despite comprehensive campaigns to educate medical staff.
- Between 2008 and 2017, just 13 Hepatitis B and C outbreaks at medical outpatient facilities put 73,873 people at risk and generated 111 confirmed cases.
- Needlestick injuries continue to be underreported in hospital and clinical settings.
An online bloodborne pathogen certification program will teach you how to prevent the spread of more than 20 dangerous pathogens in the workplace. By the end of this program, you’ll be able to take precautions to ensure exposures don’t happen—and keep your workplace safer.
When you take our bloodborne pathogens training online—or any of our other AHA-compliant curricula—you gain all the benefits of expert training with the convenience of an online course schedule.
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